FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds. Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The “white cane” that many blind people rely on for navigating the world hasn’t been upgraded in a century, but researchers are reporting progress on a “robo-cane” they hope will modernize the assistive device. The prototype cane is equipped with a color 3DContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 yearsContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Doctors for the first time have used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a blind person, according to findings announced Monday. The research team genetically altered retinal ganglion cells to become light-sensitive in a man whose vision was destroyedContinue Reading

SATURDAY, May 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says. Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, but 90% of emergencyContinue Reading