Binocular Disorders Linked to Falls, Fractures in Elderly

Medscape  (4/16, Melville) reports that according to a study presented at an ophthalmology meeting, “disorders of binocular vision are associated with a significant increase in the risk for falls and fractures in the elderly, likely exceeding the more commonly recognized risks … Continue reading

Dry Eye Sufferers May Find Relief with Caffeine

Source: disabled-world .com Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine have shown for the first time that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye’s ability to produce tears, a finding that could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome. … Continue reading

Poor Home Lighting May Contribute To Decreased Vision In Seniors.

 HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (11/22, Mozes) reports that, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, poor lighting may result in patients in “patients who see perfectly well in their eye doctor’s office…seeing … Continue reading

Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss

FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) — Beside enjoying better eyesight, people who undergo cataract surgery may see another advantage: Those with cataract-related vision loss who have surgery to improve their sight have a lower risk of death than those who … Continue reading

Poor Vision Tied to Poor Balance

Poor Vision Tied to Poor Balance By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage TodayPublished: June 07, 2013 Visual impairment, correctable or not, is associated with poor balance.Note that the findings might partly explain why people with visual impairments have been observed … Continue reading

5 Foods For Better Vision

Vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration affect millions of older adults. But these eye diseases can be slowed down or avoided by getting vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, betacarotene and omega-3 fatty acids into your … Continue reading

Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind – NYTimes.com

Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind – NYTimes.com.The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first treatment to give limited vision to people who are blind, involving a technology called the artificial retina.The device allows people with a certain type … Continue reading