If you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately, preferably from an ophthalmologist (eye MD). If one is unavailable, see an optometrist or primary care physician, or go to the emergency room. Be sure to let them know you need urgent attention.
Soaring nearsightedness -- driven by staring at computer screens -- "is a true global health crisis."
Office workers who spend long hours looking at computer screens have changes in their tear fluid similar to people with the disease known as dry eye, according to a study from Japan.
“When we stare at computers, our blinking times decreased compared to reading a book at the table,” he told Reuters Health
"Obviously you can't put sunscreen on them," says Anne Sumers, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. "A lot of people take their good vision for granted. Unless they have a problem, they don't
Fish oil supplements may boost your immune system, but they may not be as helpful for age-related vision problems. NEI conducted
"We used an eye-tracking method, in which participant’s eye movements were recorded as they read lines of text," Patterson
Unfortunately, there are nearly 2 million Americans, like your wife, living with macular degeneration today, making everyday tasks like cooking dinner, reading the newspaper or watching television extremely challenging. Here are some resources that can help.
As a child, your mother always said: "Don't sit so close to the TV, or you'll go blind!" But now almost everyone who works at a desk spends their entire day staring at a screen from distances that are most definitely not "mom-approved."
It's Save Your Vision Month, and to "celebrate" I have been speaking with Leila Rafla-Demetrious, M.D, a board-certified ophthalmologist on staff at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical School, to get a clear description of common eye emergencies.