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Oral Birth Control Linked to Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. And women who use birth control may be at greater risk than those who don't.
Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
What Sleep Apnea May Mean for Your Eyes
Difficulty sleeping may not be the only problem associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A type of glaucoma may also be associated with this sleep disorder.
Follow-Up with Glaucoma
Patients with glaucoma may have a lot to gain from following up with their doctor on a regular basis. Follow-up visits provide doctors a chance to make sure that a patient's treatment is working, and it also gives patients a chance to ask their doctor questions.
From Cataract Surgery to Glaucoma
While surgery can improve the cloudy vision caused by pediatric cataracts, new research suggests it may also increase a child's risk for another eye disease called glaucoma.
Seeing a Doctor to See Better
Having trouble seeing, or visual impairment, is a very common problem in the United States. Among older people, visual impairment is even more common. Fortunately, for many, the solution may be very simple: go and see a doctor.
Alcon announces FDA approval of Simbrinza Suspension
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, announces US FDA approval for Simbrinza(TM) Suspension, indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Elevated IOP is the only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that lead to progressive damage of the optic nerve and can result in gradual, irreversible loss of vision, and eventually blindness, if left untreated. Glaucoma affects more than 2.2 million Americans and is the second-leading cause of...
Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Balance
Finding ways to keep the elderly moving and feeling independent can be challenging. Dance lessons with a partner can be a fun and safe way to help the elderly stay active. 
Your Eyes Are the Prize: Get Tested
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the US, and it most often occurs in people over age 40. Early treatment, however, can save your sight.
Eyes Dimmed by Diabetes?
Some eye problems can be corrected with glasses while others cannot. According to a recent study, vision problems that cannot be fixed by glasses may be on the rise and could be linked to growing diabetes rates.