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Your Eyes and Macular Degeneration Explained

Your Eyes and Macular Degeneration Explained

It is common knowledge that as you grow older, there is a chance that you may be affected by certain age-related afflictions and ailments. Heart conditions are always a major concern, as is eating healthily to lower the risks of high blood pressure or high...
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Understanding Macular Holes: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

As people age, vitreous, a gel-like substance in the eye, contracts and pulls away from the surface of the retina. Usually, this brings about changes no more noticeable than a few floaters and no significant damage. For some people, however, this shift in vitreous can...
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Retinal Damage: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Effects

Retinal Damage: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Effects

The retina’s complexity mystified scientists for centuries until Aristotle challenged common viewpoints by theorizing that the eye captured rays rather than emitted them. Every retinal component has unique weaknesses that can lead to visual disturbances. Today’s...
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Do iPads Help People with Low Vision Read Better?

Do iPads Help People with Low Vision Read Better?

According to the results of a new study, people with low vision can read faster on iPads. The findings of the study will be presented at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in Chicago. While only the iPad 2 and Kindle were used in the study, the...
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