Exercise … for Eyes’ Sake

Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the three leading causes of vision loss in older adults in the U.S. Although each disorder has unique risk factors, growing research suggests they share a common thread: As with so many other diseases, being physically active may be a key step to preventing them or delaying […]

Related Articles

  • July 1, 2020

    Of all the ways to stay fit, walking is the easiest and safest, and is a great way to enjoy nature or city streetscapes. And after your walk, you know you’ve done yourself some good. A brisk walk (usually 3½ to 4 miles per hour, depending on the length of your stride) burns nearly as […]

  • May 1, 2020

    Eating a Western-style diet may increase the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology suggested. Of 144 people who experienced this leading cause of blindness, those whose diets most aligned with a Western (predominantly unhealthy) eating pattern—high in red meat, fried food, refined grains, and full-fat dairy—had […]

  • October 1, 2020

    Q. I sometimes wake up in the morning with severe pain in one eye. What could cause that? The most likely culprit is recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES), according to Marlon Maus, M.D., an ophthalmologist and professor of public health at UC Berkeley and a member of our editorial board. This common condition (Dr. Maus […]