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Depression and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- What I Learned About Caring for Someone With AMD
It may be hard to learn that your loved one has AMD. Here’s how to help take care of them while still allowing them independence.
- The Future of Treatment for Geographic Atrophy
Scientists are closer than ever to new therapies for geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the eye disease called dry age-related macular degeneration.
- Eyes Bulging, Not Feeling Quite Right? It Could Be Thyroid Eye Disease
Are your eyes dry, uncomfortable, and bulging? You could have thyroid eye disease, especially if you already have Graves’ disease. Learn more about TED.
- What It’s Like to Have Neuromyelitis Optica
Learn what it’s like to live with NMO and how it can change over time.
- Devices and Tech to Help You See With Low Vision
Learn more about low vision and the devices and tech to help you see.
- Inherited Retinal Dystrophy: The Importance of Early Diagnosis
Even though there’s no cure for most types of inherited retinal disease (IRD), an early diagnosis is still crucial for your quality of life. Here’s why.
- What Type of Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Do You Have?
You may not know about inherited retinal dystrophy, but this group of eye disorders can steal your vision. Learn more them and how your genes play a role.
- The Genetics Behind Retinal Dystrophies
Learn from an expert why genetic testing critical for diagnosis of inherited retinal dystrophy and how gene therapy is the wave of the future in treatment.
- Being Diagnosed With Inherited Retinal Dystrophy
How do you face a diagnosis of a disease that will permanently affect your vision? Learn how someone who got that shocking news lives her best life now.
- Gene and Cell Therapies for Inherited Retinal Dystrophy
Treatment for inherited retinal disease (IRD) is making important progress. Find out what’s available and how a clinical trial may offer new hope.
- Saving on Eye Care: Bargains and Risks
In a tough economy, saving money is on everyone's mind. But when it comes to eye care, experts say that what you do to save money today may put you at risk of much higher costs in the future.
- Bilberry Extract and Vision
Legend says the herb helped British pilots fly at night during World War II. But is it truth or a tall tale?
- Signs of Vision Problems in Young Kids
WebMD describes some common child eye problems, the screening process used to diagnose them, and how they're treated.
- Natural Vision Correction: Does It Work?
There’s a debate about the idea that you can correct your vision naturally, without glasses. Does it work?
- Could My Medications Affect My Sight?
A lot of medications could affect your eyes. Here's what you can do about it.
- Children's Vision and the New Classroom Technology
Could digital and 3D technology in the classroom hurt your child’s vision?
- Blake Mycoskie Starts Something That Matters
The founder of Toms Shoes steps into a new eyeglasses donation campaign. Plus: How his new book teaches others how to make a difference.
- Good Foods for Eye Health
Carrots may be the food with the biggest reputation for eye health. But other foods may be more important for preventing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Feast your eyes on these powerhouse foods for healthy eyes.
- Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics
Routine eye exams play an important role in maintaining your child’s eye health. Learn how eye exams can detect vision problems and help protect your child’s eye health.
- Reading in Dim Light
Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light will not ruin your eyesight.
- What Your Eyes Say About Your Health
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They’re also the window to your health.
- 5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes in Summer
Hazards to your eyes are lurking around every corner, but WebMD has 5 essential ways to protect yourself against eye injury.
- Summer Buyers' Guide: Sunglasses
Sunglasses this summer are oversized, colorful, and glitzy, with plenty of style to make a big splash when you head out into the sun.
- My Odyssey With LASIK Surgery
Not everyone achieves perfect eyesight. Consider the pluses and minuses before deciding if it's right for you.