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2014-01-16 23:22:28

Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. It affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older. Another 2 million do not know they have the disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Frantz EyeCare...

2012-04-11 09:30:04

Just because a driver has passed the motor vehicle administration's vision test may not mean he or she is safe to drive. A recent study found that the frequency and distance at which drivers with moderate levels of blurred vision and cataracts recognize pedestrians at night was severely reduced, even when the drivers have passed the required vision test. "Optical blur and cataracts are very common and lots of people with these conditions continue to drive," said author Joanne Wood of the...

2011-05-02 19:12:38

Jackson Laboratory researchers and their collaborators have reported their discovery of a gene implicated in an acute and severe form of glaucoma known as angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). The gene's activity points to previously unsuspected mechanisms involved in both ACG and infant eye development. Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases and a leading cause of blindness. An increase in fluid pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP) leads to damage to the optic nerve, causing...

2011-03-22 14:18:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr....

2011-03-22 14:07:00

NASHVILLE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr. Mark...


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