| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:44 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — These reader questions were answered at the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 14-18.
Question: Our cat, who's at least 12 years old, has always been traumatized during her yearly veterinary exams. On her most recent...
| Aug 25, 2009
Few 40-year-olds' to-do lists include "Be proactive about not going blind," so you might have to play catch-up. Age 40 really is the time to start protecting your eyes against serious diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, neither of which...
| Aug 11, 2009
It's been a little over a year since Joseph Schnell, an elevator construction worker from Philadelphia, had LASIK eye surgery to correct his nearsighted vision. Rather than becoming clearer and sharper, though, Schnell's vision soon was plagued by near-...
| Aug 11, 2009
For the millions of baby boomers who will eventually need cataract surgery, here's some cheering news: New types of implantable lenses promise to restore your youthful vision. Unlike the standard single-power lenses doctors have been implanting for 30...
| Aug 6, 2009
Need a routine, annual eye exam? Go see an optometrist.
But, if your parent's dire warnings come true and you do "poke your eye out," you'll want to see an ophthalmologist as quickly.
Optometrists are doctors of optometry or ODs who can:
| Dec 1, 2009
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 (AOA). The AOA is reminding Americans 60...
| Nov 13, 2009
Diabetes is a serious disease that can bring about complications such as blindness and other vision-related disabilities.
According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. A...