By: Terry Graedon August 16, 2018 18 Comments
    Will Blue Light from Screens Harm Your Vision?

    Could your digital viewing habits be harming your eyes? Computers, cell phones and hand-held devices all put out blue light that reaches the retina. The Problems with Blue Light: Two new studies sugge…

    By: Terry Graedon January 29, 2018 23 Comments
    Will Precious Saffron Save Your Eyesight?

    A diagnosis of a chronic condition that could lead to a severely diminished quality of life is terrifying. Age-related macular degeneration can result in a significant loss of vision. Consequently, pe…

    By: Terry Graedon December 25, 2017 18 Comments
    Can You Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supple…

    As we grow older, our senses may become less sharp. Many people find it harder to hear; others find it more difficult to see clearly. One of the leading causes of impaired vision among senior citizens…

    By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2017 1 Comments
    Baby Boomers Less Likely to Have AMD

    Baby boomers may acknowledge that birthdays happen, but they never thought they’d grow old like their parents and grandparents. A new report shows they were right in one respect: they have not devel…

    By: The People's Pharmacy May 5, 2016 4 Comments
    How to Save Your Vision Despite Macular Degenera…

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an important cause of vision loss among older people. Researchers discovered almost twenty years ago that people with moderate AMD could slow the progression…

    By: Joe Graedon September 3, 2015 1 Comments
    Low Vitamin D Level Raises Risk of Macular Degen…

    A low vitamin D level may contribute to the chance of developing age-related macular degeneration, but only in people with a genetic susceptibility. Scientists at the University of Buffalo analyzed da…

    By: Joe Graedon August 17, 2015 20 Comments
    Will Supplement Ward Off Macular Degeneration an…

    Macular degeneration is one of the principal causes of vision loss among older Americans. In this condition, the central part of the retina (a spot called the macula) deteriorates. The result is an i…

    By: Terry Graedon May 16, 2013 7 Comments
    Macular Degeneration Not Slowed by Fish Oil

    Macular degeneration remains a leading cause of blindness among older citizens. A study two decades ago showed that supplementation with a particular mix of vitamins and minerals could slow the progre…

    By: Terry Graedon January 24, 2013 24 Comments
    Will Your Aspirin Lead to Blindness?

    We are generally pretty enthusiastic about aspirin. Unlike other pain relievers, aspirin has cardiovascular benefits, particularly for those who already have heart disease. In addition, regular aspir…

    By: Terry Graedon August 20, 2012 19 Comments
    Will Turmeric Prevent Blood Clots?

    Q. I am curious about turmeric. I have osteoarthritis and read that turmeric might help joint pain. I am also under a doctor's care for macular degeneration. As a result, I cannot take aspirin or bloo…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2010 3 Comments
    Fish against Macular Degeneration

    Research keeps accumulating that fish oil is good for the heart, the brain, and the joints. Now there is increasing evidence that people who eat fish once a week or more are less likely to develop age…

    By: Terry Graedon June 12, 2009 0 Comments
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Delay Macular Degenerati…

    Omega-3 fatty acids may help delay age-related macular degeneration. This is a major cause of blindness in older people. Nearly 3,000 subjects were recruited for the Age Related Eye Disease Study. Tho…