According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three cases of blindness or vision problems occur in women. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show that women are more likely to develop certain eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women face unique risk factors and
Diabetes comes with an onslaught of potential complications, and high among those are eye problems. Some studies indicate that cataracts are three to four times more prevalent in patients with diabetes who are under the age of 65. In patients over 65, cataracts are twice as prevalent, according to a study published in the National
A study has found that falls are the “leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma.” To test this problem, a group of researchers used virtual reality technology to measure balance control in glaucoma patients. All participants wore Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.