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Cataracts (INACTIVE)

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  • Know the signs of cataracts to preserve your vision

    Source: NIH News in Health whatdoctorsknow.com Certain physical changes are a natural part of aging. Maybe our joints aren't as flexible as before, or our hearing just isn't what it used to be. Our vision may be less sharp than it once was. One cause...
  • Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward

    Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward
    MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat. She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either. But that's OK, because...
  • Commentary: My eye-opening opportunity to operate on Mandela

    How, you may ask, did I end up washing my hands in President Nelson Mandela's bathroom in Groote Schuur, the opulent mansion built by DeBeers founder Cecil Rhodes and now used as the official residence of South African presidents? I wish I could say it...
  • Norfolk eye bank creates millions in benefits

    Norfolk eye bank creates millions in benefits
    Eye donations nationwide account for $6 billion in lifetime benefits to recipients each year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America. Locally, donations to The Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia accrue more than $62...
  • With statins, consider increased cataract risk

     With statins, consider increased cataract risk
    Q: I read that taking statins might increase the risk of cataracts. When I ran this warning by my ophthalmologist, she said I should not stop taking my statin because the procedure for removing cataracts is simple. A: When Mevacor (lovastatin), the...
  • Guard your eyesight with a diet rich in the protective nutrients

    No food is more synonymous with good vision than carrots. We've been told since childhood to liberally munch these orange vegetables if we want to protect our sight. The carrot-vision connection is not just a tale. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which...
  • Eye exams can help save sight for diabetics

    Eye exams can help save sight for diabetics
    Diabetic retinopathy affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older; that amounts to 7 million people. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults up to age 74 —- and in many cases, early detection can prevent it. The...
  • Pets respond differently to TV

    Q: My cat likes to watches ice hockey on TV; he especially enjoyed the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sometimes, he'll glance at an Animal Planet show. The only other program he responds to is Piers Morgan's show on CNN. Really, when Morgan comes on, Lilly runs...
  • David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight

    David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight
    When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Linda Ronstadt's loss of singing voice strikes a deep chord

    Linda Ronstadt's loss of singing voice strikes a deep chord
    When word got out last week that Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing, I immediately emailed the story to two of my brothers. Joe and Andrew were big Linda fans when they were teenagers, though it must be said that they...
  • What doctors know: Revolutionary cataract surgery yielding better results

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures conducted in the United States, and as Baby Boomers continue to age, they are flooding procedure rooms and surgical centers in droves. Every year, nearly a...