November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is National Diabetes Month. November is also Diabetic Eye Disease Month and the National Eye Institute wants to raise awareness about diabetic eye disease. During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) will spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision. Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and…

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Cataracts and Seniors

Aging affects our eyes and the older we get the greater is the chance to develop eye conditions that can lead to vision loss like cataracts. In fact, the National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that by age 80 more than half of all American seniors have cataracts or have had surgery for cataracts. Cataracts that…

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A Diabetes Drug and a Healthy Lifestyle may Protect against a Leading Cause of Low Vision and Blindness in Seniors

February is Low Vision Awareness Month February is Low Vision Awareness Month. A leading cause of low vision and blindness in seniors over age 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes was found to also protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of low vision and blindness…

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