Eyes & Eyesight

Taking Statins Increases The Risk Of Cataracts

Statin drugs are the chronic repeat offenders of the drug world. The list of warnings and side effects keeps getting longer and longer — and more and more dire. Now cataracts can be added to this ever growing list. We’ve warned about one particular dangerous side effect for many years, but now new research shows […]

Aspirin Therapy Linked To Vision Loss

I’m not sure when “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” become “Take an aspirin every day and don’t bother calling me.” But I do know this… If you’ve gotten the line about a baby aspirin a day from your doctor, don’t swallow a thing until you know about this latest research. Blinders…off! […]

Daily Aspirin “Therapy” Linked To Vision Loss

The side effects of aspirin therapy are becoming more and more concerning…  A few years ago I read a survey that revealed which health issues concerned retirement-age and elderly people the most. “Vision health” nearly topped the list. That didn’t surprise me at all. It’s dreadful to imagine the isolation and fear that must come […]

Four Ways To Prevent Eye Damage

More than 2 million Britons have cataracts and in the US these numbers rise to up to 22 million. I know you don’t want to join their ranks. Your risk increases if you have a family history of diabetes, or a history of smoking, or long-term steroid use. But UV exposure ranks as one of the most serious risk factors.