4 ways to prevent cataracts at any age
Lifestyle adjustments can help prevent cataracts. Smoking, drinking too much, unhealthy eating habits, and too much sun exposure could lead to cataracts in the future.
Cataracts are a very common vision problem that can usually be fixed with minor surgery. Age, heredity, diabetes, and smoking are associated with cataract development.
Cataracts: Common Condition, Quick Correction
Americans are living longer, but our eyes don’t always keep up. Cataracts happen to almost everyone of a certain age. But, surgery to remove them is easy and quick.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema occurs because of leaking blood vessels in the macula, part of the retina. Pressure from the accumulating fluid damages the retina and can lead to blindness.
There are no obvious symptoms of diabetic retinopathy until damage has already occurred. A VSP eye doctor can detect diabetic retinopathy during an eye exam.
Diligent Eye Doctor Detects Corneal Disease
Halos, double vision, and cloudy vision signaled more than this young patient thought. After visiting a VSP doctor, she found out a corneal transplant was the only solution to her vision problems.
Gaining on Glaucoma: Detection and Treatment
Glaucoma affects millions of people and can cause vision loss. Yet, there’s good news – early detection, coupled with new treatments, are helping gain ground on the condition.
Heed the Warning; What Eye-Related Symptoms Can Tell Us
Sometimes, we experience an eye-related symptom that's actually a sign of a problem not related to the eyes at all. Find out which ones could signal a serious condition or disease.
Macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that damages central vision. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet.
Vision Problems: Another Reason to Stop the Smoking Habit
Add a host of vision problems to the list of reasons to stop smoking. From cataracts to irritated eyes, smoking is to blame for several eye problems.