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August 30, 2018

One of the first clues for type 2 diabetes may be a small amount of bleeding in the retina, which is a symptom of diabetic retinopathy. We see patients every day who have this damage and who haven’t yet been diagnosed with diabetes. Left untreated, the condition can le...

August 28, 2018

Blood vessel damage, including weakening and narrowing of the arteries, can signal high blood pressure, says Jessica Ciralsky, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Multiple large-scale studies have found links betw...

An eye exam may save your life. We can find everything from brain tumors to breast and lung cancers that have spread to the eye, says Joseph Pizzimenti, an optometrist and associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Eye Care Institute in Fo...

August 14, 2018

“Most people know that UV radiation can damage skin, but they don’t realize it’s also bad for eyes. You wear your sunglasses only when it’s sunny? That’s like saying ‘I only smoke sometimes.’ Wear sunglasses big enough to block the light from above and below—they shoul...

Despite what generations of parents have told their kids, carrots aren’t the best food for your eyes. That honor goes to spinach, kale, and other dark, leafy veggies.

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