THURSDAY, Dec. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A condition called “diabetic retinopathy” often threatens the vision of adults with diabetes, but new research suggests that kids with type 2 diabetes may be particularly vulnerable to the vision-robbing complication. In fact, these kids were nearly twice as likely to develop theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who undergo surgery to treat cataracts may have a lower likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Of more than 3,000 older adults with the eye disease, those who had surgery were about 30% less likely to be diagnosed withContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 2021 (HealthDay News) — Midlife vision problems could increase women’s risk of depression, new research suggests. Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant link between impairedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows. Experts stressed that the finding doesn’t mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn’tContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds. Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The “white cane” that many blind people rely on for navigating the world hasn’t been upgraded in a century, but researchers are reporting progress on a “robo-cane” they hope will modernize the assistive device. The prototype cane is equipped with a color 3DContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for severe forms of common eye problems such as far- and near-sightedness and astigmatism, a long-term study suggests. Collectively, they’re known as refractive errors, conditions in which the eye is unable toContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 yearsContinue Reading