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

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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

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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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What to Expect When Your Eyes Start Changing

As we age, our eyes, along with many other body parts, change. Here are some common vision problems that may occur as you age.

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Here's How to Slow Down Time

Health writer Sheryl Kraft tells how a medical emergency—having a detached retina—forces her to slow down and reconnect with the people and natural world around her.

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Tales From a Retinal Detachment

HealthyWomen writer Sheryl Kraft recently experienced a health crisis of her own. She tells a cautionary tale of dealing with a detached retina.


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Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests.

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Floaters

Floaters are those spots or specks that often float across our eyes as we age. Here's what you need to know about floaters.

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Boomers Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did.

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