Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases, but cataract myths abound. For instance, many people assume that cataracts only affect the elderly. The truth is that cataracts can start developing in your mid-to-late thirties. The only way to diagnose cataracts is through a comprehensive eye exam.
What do baseball, basketball and paintball have in common? Besides being fun activities on a warm spring day, these sports account for almost half of all trips to the emergency room for eye injury treatment. New research reveals that around 30,000 people in the U.S. go to the ER each year for sports-related eye injuries—and most of these are children 18 years old or younger.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to suffer from problems due to missed appointments. What’s behind the “silent pandemic” of health care disruption? Initially, health care resources shifted their focus from primary and preventive care to fighting the virus. As 2020 continued, many people feared going to doctor’s offices and hospitals, concerned about coronavirus exposure. A recent report by the Prevent Cancer Foundation found that 43 percent of their surveyed participants had missed preventive care appointments during the pandemic.