Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataract surgery removes the clouded lens to restore vision. In some cases, secondary cataracts may develop after this procedure.
For some, nearsightedness is curable. However, this depends on the person’s age and other factors. Medications may prevent its progression in children, while some adults may be eligible for laser eye surgery.
Glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause irreversible blindness, is a major health concern worldwide. It is caused by a build-up of fluid in the eye, which leads to increased pressure inside the eye. This pressure can in turn damage the optic nerve, and thus lead to blindness. Pressure can be lowered with eyedrops or laser treatment, but often surgery is needed to drain fluid and lower pressure more effectively. Nonetheless, complications can arise afterwards.
If you look up at the sky on a clear day, you might notice little cobweb-like structures drifting across your field of vision. They are known as floaters or, more formally, muscae volitantes—Latin for flying flies. Like regular flies, muscae volitantes are rather pesky, so it's not surprising that people want to banish them. A recent article in the Mirror, Eye floaters: What causes them and how to get rid of them naturally, claims to have a solution.
It’s a pretty common occurrence, particularly as we age. You’re driving down the street at night and suddenly you find yourself gripping the steering wheel a little harder. Squinting more than usual. Leaning forward in your seat to get a better view.