Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refers to the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the centre of the retina, which contains light-sensitive cells that send visual signals to the brain.
Contact lens cases of the future may carry a warning: "This product could cause blindness." ...
A diet rich in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach may help reduce the risk of blindness among the elderly, a major study has concluded. ...
BEWARE THE CHINESE TAKEAWAY: It might affect your eyesight
Macular degeneration - the major causes of blindness in the West - is not helped by a daily regime of vitamin E, new research claims.
Male readers may recall their mothers warning them that a certain adolescent practice could make them go blind. Well, irony or ironies, it seems that the drugs designed to improve their sex lives can have exactly the same effect.
Diabetes has been associated with a range of more serious conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and even blindness. But researchers are beginning to think it could also lead to Alzheimer's disease and to a general decline in cognitive functions.
* Common symptoms of type 1 diabetes include:
white spots (glucose-filled urine) on underwear
frequent bladder infections