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.
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.
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