| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults 20 to 74 years old. Dr. Michael Grodin, co-director of retinal services and director of clinical research at Katzen Eye Group, discusses eye problems and the link to diabetes.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:46 PM
“Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”—John 12:21b
My only previous experience with contact lenses was in eleventh grade when a classmate tried on my girlfriend’s (now my wife of thirty-seven years)...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:26 PM
When Debra Crawford was in her 20s, she received a life-changing diagnosis.
She had diabetes.
From that moment on, every day, every hour would require constant, unwavering attention to meals, lifestyle and medication.
The Hagerstown woman would...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Few things are more disconcerting than not seeing well. According to the American Optometric Association's American Eye-Q survey, 46 percent of consumers say eyesight is the sense they worry more about losing. The group offers some recommendations,...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Do you see what I see?
If the answer to your eye doctor's question is no, it's probably time for stronger glasses.
Or maybe the problem is something more serious.
By age 65, one in three people has some form of vision-impairing eye disease, says the...
| Aug 19, 2010
There's more to a vision test than checking your vision. During a routine exam, eye doctors can detect chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol. And since most people 50-plus wear eyeglasses, optometrists can be the first...
| Aug 13, 2010
Reaching from Los Angeles to Yerevan, local doctors are healing the eyes of Armenian infants who otherwise would go blind.
In June, a team of six doctors performed surgeries at a neonatal clinic in Yerevan, delivered key equipment and trained roughly...
| Aug 12, 2010
Q. It seems that all my friends are having cataract surgery lately. What can I do to reduce my risk?
Americans are living longer than ever before, and most people who live into their 70s and beyond will develop cataracts at some point. That's why it's...
| Sep 9, 2010
At 5 p.m., as Jose Vega uncaps a tiny, $100 tube of ointment, he thinks of work. As a chef at Jabinero's, he should already be spreading ingredients - onions, peppers, meats - across the restaurant stovetop. But instead, he spreading ointment over two...
| Sep 24, 2010
Cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens that blocks vision, are common in people 65 and older. But although age is a major risk factor, you may be able to slow the process. Some tips:
Wear sunglasses. The sun's ultraviolet rays can speed up tissue...