Posted 2:00 PM 3/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The key to correctly diagnosing when a case of dizziness is just vertigo or a life-threatening stroke may be surprisingly simple: a pair of goggles that measures eye movement at the bedside in as little as one minute, a new study contends.
"This is the (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 2/22/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If your eyes are red, itchy and watery because of allergies, there are steps you can take to help ease your discomfort.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers this advice:
Posted 7:00 AM 2/20/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests.
And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibling, spouse or child (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/18/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs and surgery can lower the hallmark inner-eye pressure characteristic of glaucoma -- the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States. But research still hasn't identified the best ways to prevent significant vision loss and improve patient (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted, sight-enhancing device some are calling a "bionic eye" is the first to gain approval for use in the United States, officials announced Thursday.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the new Argus II Retinal Prosthesis (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified 24 new genes linked to nearsightedness say their discovery could lead to improved treatments or ways to prevent the condition.
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a major cause of visual impairment and (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 2/8/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Dry eye occurs when you don't produce enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. The problem can cause discomfort and affect vision.
The American Optometric Association suggests how to help manage dry eyes:
Posted 7:00 AM 2/4/2013 by By Serena Gordon
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Fans of the pioneer tales known as "Little House on the Prairie" are familiar with the ravages of scarlet fever.
That's because Mary Ingalls -- sister of the autobiographical series' author, Laura Ingalls Wilder -- went blind, supposedly because of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/21/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term aspirin use may slightly raise the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness among the elderly, a new study suggests.
An estimated 19 percent of U.S. adults report using aspirin regularly, often for its (More)