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What your eyes can reveal about your health (and why you shouldn’t ignore it)

Problems can sneak up on you
April 8, 2013

When it comes to maintaining good eye health, those cherry-red Prada glasses you keep passing in the window are not the end of the discussion. Along with your general doctor and gynecologist, an eye doctor is also key, according to the blog Blisstree.


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Blindness treated by implantable telescope lens

April 1, 2013

Three Maryland patients have received implantable miniature telescopes (IMTs) to reverse the blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the website The Inquisitr. The announcement came from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, which also participated in the trials to earn FDA approval for the device in 2010.


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Age-related vision loss in the workplace

Even normal changes may affect performance
March 29, 2013

The expected increase in visual impairment in the workplace is an emerging issue for employers. As the 30 million so-called baby boomers age, the number of Americans who will experience vision loss will grow; it is expected to double over the next 30 years, according to the American Foundation for the Blind.


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Optometrists anticipate “boom” in eye diseases as baby boomers turn 60

Some diseases have no symptoms in early stages
March 27, 2013

In a year where an estimated 2.8 million baby boomers will celebrate their 60th birthday, age-related eye diseases are becoming increasingly important health issues, according to the American Optometric Association.


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Blindness and vision loss spike by 23 percent in the U.S.

Eye doctors recommend prevention and early detection
March 26, 2013

Blindness and vision impairment are on the rise in the United States. A recent report by Prevent Blindness America indicates that, since the year 2000, incidence of blindness and vision impairment has increased by 23 percent among Americans age 40 and older.


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Improving memory

Understanding age-related memory loss
November 20, 2012

In many ways, our memories shape who we are. They make up our internal biographies — the stories we tell ourselves about what we've done with our lives. They tell us who we're connected to, who we've touched during our lives, and who has touched us. In short, our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings.


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