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The eyes are vital organs, and they are also quite vulnerable to infection and injury. It is important to get medical treatment if you experience pain, redness, or swelling in the eyes. Damage to the eyes can lead to partial or permanent vision loss.
Did you know that more than 10 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that about 34.2 million people from the US suffer from this chronic health problem. The American Diabetes Association confirms that the condition can increase your risk of developing a wide range of health issues. Besides its effects on your heart, kidneys, nerves, digestion, and skin, diabetes is also associated with eye complications like glaucoma.
Eye exams for adults and children are an essential part of keeping up with your regular health checks. By having your eyes examined regularly, you can keep tabs on any issues your eyes may have that can affect your vision.
As the cooler weather of winter gives way to sun and warm breezes, most people are happy to salute the arrival of spring. But as springtime kicks into full gear and all the grasses, flowers, and trees bloom and release pollen. This pollen can cause terrible suffering for people with allergies.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recognizes eye care during work hours as vital to your health. Whether your workplace is indoors or outdoors, eye health is essential to completing daily tasks. Many variables may damage your eyes at work. But it’s your responsibility to protect your eyes. To do this, here is what you should know.
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD for short, is the leading cause of vision loss in people aged 50 and older, and estimates suggest that more than 10 million Americans are currently affected by the disease, making it more common than glaucoma and cataracts combined.
Glaucoma is a highly misunderstood condition. Often, many people don’t realize they have it or how severe their disease is. That’s probably one reason why glaucoma is still one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. January is glaucoma awareness month. Here’s why educating people about this eye problem matters.