As we move into 2018, we take the month of January to spread awareness about a leading cause of blindness in the US – glaucoma. Glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight” because early on in the disease’s progression, there are no symptoms.
If you have a parent or grandparent who has gradually lost their sight due to macular degeneration or glaucoma, you may be interested in this exciting new research. It holds great promise for you and anyone else at risk for these eye conditions.
Celebrities have eye problems as often as the rest of us. When Bono shared his experience with glaucoma, he said that he had been dealing with it for many years. He demonstrates how people with glaucoma can keep their sight and continue to lead a normal life if treated early enough.
For those who live with low vision, everyday activities around the house can be a challenge. Low vision is a loss of eyesight that can’t be improved or corrected with regular eyeglasses, medicine or surgery.
Many scientific studies on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have shown that patients with high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin vitamins have a lower risk of developing the disease as they age.