• Medical illustration showing the trabecular meshwork, the eye's drainage system.

    Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System

    Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. In all forms of glaucoma, the status of the eye’s drainage system, the trabecular meshwork, is important. Learn how the eye’s drainage system relates to the development and treatment of glaucoma, in a new article written by an expert affiliated with the BrightFocus Foundation’s National Glaucoma Research program

    Friday, Feb 12, 2016
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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Preparing ahead of time for your visit to the eye doctor can help you manage your vision health. In honor of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, we have provided a list of the top 10 questions that you should ask your eye doctor if you have a diagnosis of macular degeneration.

    Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
  • A doctor reviewing the results of medical tests with a patient.

    Vascular Dementia: Reducing Risks with a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle

    For centuries, the link between bodily health and blood circulation has been recognized. Brain health, the basis of cognitive functioning, is no exception to this rule. The brain is a greedy consumer of the oxygen and nutrients that arterial blood brings to the entire body. When these vital supplies are compromised, the brain is harmed. Memory and other cognitive functions, too, show the effects of this deprivation.

    Friday, Feb 5, 2016
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