By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2021 4 Comments
    Glaucoma Patients Should Not Take Blood Pressure…

    We sometimes get questions about when to take medicines. Does it matter whether you take them all at once, or do they need to be separated? (The correct answer to this question, unfortunately, depends…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1272: How Your Eyes Reveal Your Health

    You may have heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. That could be difficult to prove, but scientists have now shown that the eyes offer significant clues to your overall health. Most exciting…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 10 Comments
    Will Your Eyedrops Affect Your Heart Rate?

    As many as three million Americans have glaucoma, a condition that can damage the optic nerve and impair vision. Frequently, glaucoma is associated with increased pressure within the eye, which is why…

    By: Terry Graedon September 15, 2019 5 Comments
    How to Afford Pricey Eye Medicine

    Prescription drug costs can be intimidating. In some cases, people aren't able to follow their doctors' instructions if they can't afford their medication. How can a patient tackle this problem? We he…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2017 4 Comments
    What Is the Benefit of a Hot Cup of Tea?

    Over the past year, the health benefits of coffee have gotten a lot of attention. Now it is time for black tea to take the spotlight. An epidemiological study suggests that people who drink a hot cup …

    By: Terry Graedon September 4, 2017 5 Comments
    Can You Check Your Own Eye Pressure?

    When you visit the eye doctor for a routine checkup, a key part of the exam is checking intraocular pressure. That's to test for glaucoma. This is especially important for patients who have been diagn…

    By: Terry Graedon November 9, 2015 8 Comments
    Using Green Tea and Cocoa Flavonoids for Glaucom…

    We love learning new things from our readers. We have long been enthusiastic about the flavonoid compounds in chocolate and tea, but without this reader's letter, we would not have hunted for researc…

    By: Terry Graedon November 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Oral Contraceptive Use in Youth Linked to Glauco…

    Although oral contraceptives have been around for decades, scientists have just uncovered an unexpected complication. A study of more than 3,400 American women over 40 found that those who had taken b…

    By: Joe Graedon December 13, 2012 4 Comments
    Vision Problems More Prevalent

    Americans don't see as well as they used to. That's the conclusion from a survey of thousands of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected data on more than 9,000 people b…

    By: Joe Graedon October 15, 2012 7 Comments
    Cymbalta Boosts Eye Pressure

    Q. Do you have any information on the effect of Cymbalta on glaucoma? My doctor said that there was none, so I ordered $450 worth of Cymbalta. Three weeks later, my glaucoma pressure has increased 30 …

    By: Terry Graedon February 24, 2010 6 Comments
    Green Tea for Good Vision

    Green tea continues to make headlines because of a variety of anti-oxidant compounds. Research has shown that green tea may lower the risk of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and several kinds o…

    By: Terry Graedon February 12, 2010 4 Comments
    Inhaled Asthma Medicine and Risk of Cataracts

    Q. I have been using inhaled beclomethasone and Beconase spray for asthma and allergies for three years. Recently an optometrist warned me that he sees cases of cataracts quite often in people using s…