Month: October 2016

Carrots Really Are Good for Your Eyes

Carrot juice and carrots are really good for your eyes.

When your mother told you eating carrots would help you see, she might not have known why carrots, in particular, are associated with eye health. Recently, a study uncovered a potential reason why carrots really are good for your eyes and may have the power to prevent a common eye disease. Warding Off Damage Age-related… Read more »

A New Eye Scan May Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Retina test graphic over a blue-colored eye may be able to detect Early Alzheimer’s.

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and associated death rates are on the rise. To help detect the disease in its early stages, scientists are researching how an eye test could uncover the telltale signs of amyloid plaque buildup. Studying the Retina Several recent studies on the retina of mice and humans… Read more »

The Facts About Glaucoma

Male patient leads forward into eye diagnostic machine to test for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of incurable blindness around the world. In 2010, 60.5 million people had the disease globally, including over 3 million people in the U.S. Since the effects of this disease can be extensive, it’s helpful to know the facts about glaucoma and how to assess your risk. Understanding the Disease There… Read more »