I learned several important lessons from my surgeries and the month of recovery. First, even though friends offer to help
Do we need vitamin C to see? Maybe. While we grew up thinking vitamin A-rich carrots are good for vision, new research suggests that you may also need to look to citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods to maintain your eyes' good health.
My colleagues leapt into action after I walked into the metal doorframe of the nurses' station on the psychiatry ward at
A couple sees each other for the first time after decades of blindness.
If the quality of your vision starts interfering with everyday life, you should see an eye care professional, preferably an ophthalmologist. Cataracts are not difficult to diagnose; the key is to make sure your eyes are otherwise healthy and there are no other causes of visual dysfunction.
I'll admit it. I'm not as young as I like to think I am (27). I'm in my young 40s, and I'm grudgingly proud of it. The only time it remotely bothers me is when I drop my daughter off at preschool, and see other parents at least 10 years younger than me.
Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.
4. Hot flashes can last until you are 65. A recent study found that 42 percent of women 60 to 65 years old still have menopausal
Frozen by fear. Hardly able to move. Disoriented on terrain I'd skied for years. Other skiers seemed to be managing fine. But the light was flat, and my eyes could no longer pick up the contours of white on white.
Cataract surgery means learning whether there's anyone you can count on to devote 24 hours of their life to taking care of you. Your Cataract Surgery Companion has to bring you to the clinic, take you home afterwards, then stick around for another day, just in case.