The leading cause of low vision in the U.S. are age-related eye-diseases like macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a group of eye diseases that affects central vision. It affects the macula, the central part of the retina of the eye that allows you to see fine, sharp details straight ahead. READ MORE

Glaucoma

Often called the "sneak thief of sight," glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the nerves carrying images from the eye to the brain. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Chronic Dry Eye

Chronic dry eye is an inflammatory disorder of tears and the ocular surface, typically resulting in symptoms of dryness and overall discomfort. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

Along with exacerbating existing health problems, the pandemic has caused a host of new medical issues in patients

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Do You See Red Like I See Red?

Color is an inherent part of visual experience, so it's disconcerting to think the way two people perceive the world might be totally different.

Science and Technology

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma: Q&A With Dr. Marlene R. Moster

What you can't see — the invisible disease that can leave you blind

Eye Conditions & Disorders

What You Don't Know About Your Eyes Could Hurt You

Too often we ignore symptoms that indicate vision problems—and sometimes there are no symptoms. That's why it's important to know about your eyes and to regularly visit an eye doctor.

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Hold On to Summer With These Health Habits

Some of us are tempted to stash the sunscreen and sunglasses at the end of summer, but it's healthier to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses year-round.

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Preventing Glaucoma

Certain ethnic groups, the elderly and people who have family members with glaucoma are at a higher risk than others for the eye disease.

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Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Vision Problems

Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer.

Eye Conditions & Disorders

Bookworms More Prone to Be Nearsighted

Research found that the more years someone spent in education, the greater the risk of developing nearsightedness (myopia).

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The Vulnerabilities of Aging

Columnist Frank Bruni's article about sudden partial vision loss helps us come to grips with some of the formidable truths and vulnerabilities of aging.

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