Can Glaucoma Be Stopped?


Glaucoma Diagram

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions that cause blindness, specifically those that cause damage to the optic nerve of the eye. The optic nerve carries messages from the retina to the brain to create the images you see. Optic nerve damage can lead to vision distortion, vision loss and blindness. […]

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What Does a Person With Diabetic Retinopathy See?

Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina

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Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects the retina in those with diabetes, including gestational diabetes as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, risk factors for diabetic retinopathy can include pregnancy, hypertension, uncontrolled blood sugar, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure and smoking. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can lead to […]

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Can You Prevent from Getting Cataracts?


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Most cataracts develop due to the natural aging process or from an eye injury. Inherited genetic disorders, eye health conditions and medications such as long-term use of steroid medications can also lead to cataract development. Cataracts form when protein builds up in the lens keeping light from passing through the eye resulting in cloudy vision. […]

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