Posts Tagged ‘glaucoma’

Impaired Vision in Seniors Doubles the Risk for Falls

Falls are a leading cause disability in seniors. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and even death in seniors, especially if they suffer a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every…

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Cataracts and Aging

Aging and Eyes As we age, so do our eyes and we are vulnerable to several eye conditions that if not treated can lead to vision loss. We already wrote about glaucoma in our blog post from January 9, 2019, diabetic retinopathy in our blog from November 9, 2018 and age related macular degeneration (AMD)…

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Vitamin B3 Niacin Prevented Glaucoma in Mice

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month  January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because there are no symptoms and when vision is lost, it is permanent and cannot be reversed. As much…

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November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease is an umbrella term for several eye diseases that can be found in all types of diabetics (type 1, type 2, gestational) and all of these…

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Motor Decline in Parkinson’s Disease may be Prevented by a Form of Vitamin B3

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease and to date no real cure has been found. According to the Parkinson’s Organization, about a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease and there are about 60,000 new cases every year. Parkinson’s causes tremors, a loss of coordination and balance, rigidity in…

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