WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it’s not clear why, according to a new study. Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had
FRIDAY, May 20 2022 (HealthDay News) — Poor eyesight makes it harder to read and easier to trip. But it can also lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people, according to a new, small study. That can happen if someone’s thinking abilities are assessed using vision-dependent
FRIDAY, April 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As doctors learn more about COVID-19 infection, they are finding that in rare cases, it appears tied to a disturbing eye condition. Retinal vein occlusion is a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina, which causes blurred vision.
MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When people have both chronic dry eye and depression, their eye symptoms may be worse, a new study finds. Researchers said the exact nature of the link is not clear: Does depression affect the severity of dry eye disease? Or do particularly troublesome
SATURDAY, March 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Keeping your drinking and your weight in check can help protect your sight as you age, experts say. Moderate to heavy drinking is associated with a higher risk of a sight-threatening condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A poor diet and excess weight
MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Got dry, itchy eyes? Working out might help, a new study suggests. “Instead of having to use eye drops or other alternative treatments, our study aimed to determine if remaining physically active can be an effective preventative measure against dryness,” said study co-author
SUNDAY, Feb. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) says. As part of AMD Awareness Month in February, the society
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Injection medications can save the vision of older people with macular degeneration, but the ongoing regimen is taxing. Now a preliminary study raises the possibility that some patients can safely be “weaned off” the treatment. Researchers found that of just over 100 patients