Tag Archives: cataracts
This weekly health news roundup present the latest news and findings on atrial fibrillation, tinnitus, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infections, and cataracts. This week, we discussed the negative effects of atrial fibrillation on strength and balance, causes and symptoms of tinnitus,… Read More
September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, so we present our top articles that discuss Alzheimer’s disease and related topics, including cataracts, psoriasis, Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, amyloid plaques, and traumatic brain injury.
World Alzheimer’s Day aims to raise… Read More
This week’s health news roundup presents articles discussing irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, kidney stones, inflammatory bowel disease, and cataracts. This week we discuss how IBS symptoms may be lowered with modified rye bread, natural treatments for Crohn’s disease, higher… Read More
Exfoliation syndrome, an eye condition causing glaucoma and cataract development, is influenced by outside temperatures and sun exposure, as well as patient’s age and gender. Coauthor Louis Pasquale said, “Although many studies from around the world have reported on… Read More
Drivers with cataracts and blurred vision pose a risk to pedestrians at night even if they have passed the standard vision test. The study found that cataracts and blurred vision severely reduce driver’s ability to recognize pedestrians – despite passing… Read More
Cataracts, epilepsy, and antidepressant use linked to glutamate receptor proteins in the eyes. Corresponding author Peter Frederikse said, “Recent studies identified associations between increased cataracts and epilepsy, and showed increased cataract prevalence with use of antiepileptic drugs as well… Read More
The risk of cataracts increases with chronic sunlight exposure, research shows. UV light from the sun has been long known to cause damage to the skin, but the 2014 study has also found it can damage eyes, too.
Oxidative stress… Read More
A research study published in Optometry and Vision Science suggests that age-related cataracts are associated with type 2 diabetes and statin use. The study was conducted by researchers of University of Waterloo, Canada, led by Carolyn M. Machan, O.D.
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Cataracts and Alzheimer’s disease have been found to be linked to a common gene. Both conditions arise with age, but the latest findings now add further evidence to a genetic link, too.
The researchers looked at the brain MRIs of… Read More
For most people, cataracts develop slowly and don’t disrupt the vision early on. But with time and age, this will interfere with your daily life and you’ll need eyeglasses. You may need surgery down the road, generally, a safe and… Read More
Every year you probably go in to see your doctor for your annual physical. They may check your heart and blood pressure, and check for any lumps. It gives you a chance to discuss any health concerns you may have.… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can increase the risk of dry eyes, glaucoma and cataracts. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the joints causing inflammation and pain. Aside from affecting joints, rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the… Read More