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Seniors

Any and all eye concerns, conditions, and care for people aged 65+.

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How to Treat an Eye Stye

A stye usually looks like a pimple or a boil that forms around the edge of the eyelid, but sometimes can form on the inner portion of the eyelid. It is painful…

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Vitamin A Deficiency and Eyesight

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and fat-soluble vitamin that helps maintain proper body functions like immune function, reproduction, growth and development, organ function, and vision. You become vitamin A-deficient when your diet is poor…

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Eye Allergies

Allergic Conjunctivis, also called eye allergies, occurs when allergens irritate the eyes causing certain cells in the eyes to release histamine, as well as other substances. This reaction causes the blood vessels in the eyes to swell producing red, watery, itchy eyes…

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A Bad Mix: The Sun and Common Medications

It’s true: taking common medications and being out in the sun can affect your eyes. This combination can cause damage to the eyes as well as photosensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight). These common drugs are also referred to as sun-sensitive drugs, and include, but are not limited to:

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Daily Cup of Tea May Lower Risk of Glaucoma

Coffee or tea? Personal tastes aside, we may all benefit from adding a cup of hot tea to our daily routine. While coffee consumption has been linked in the past to an increased risk of glaucoma (due to an increase in intraocular pressure), a recent study has found that drinking hot tea every day may…

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Digital Tablets Increase Reading Speed

Your iPad or Kindle can help regain vision loss and increase reading speed according to a study conducted at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. The study revealed that participants with moderate vision loss of the central vision due to eye disease saw an increase in reading speed of an average of…

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Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis)

Dry Eye is a condition in which a person does not have enough tears to lubricate the eye. This can result from either a poor quantity of tears, or if tears are of a poor quality…

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases where fluid builds up at the front of the eye, putting pressure on the optic nerve and damaging it. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause vision loss or blindness. There are two types…