Eyedrop for Treatment of Cataract under study

Experimental eyedrop, prepared with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine amide (NACA), have been used as treatment for the prevention or healing of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other degenerative eye disorders. Studies showed that the NACA solution prevented cataracts from forming and will now be tested further to see if degeneration reversal is possible.

Can a Standard Vision Test Predict Nighttime Driving Performance?

ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2012) — Just because a driver has passed the motor vehicle administration’s vision test may not mean he or she is safe to drive. A recent study found that the frequency and distance at which drivers with moderate levels of blurred vision and cataracts recognize pedestrians at night was severely reduced, even when the drivers have passed the required vision test.

Alcohol Free Weekend

NEW YORK, March 2012 — Did you know that drinking too much alcohol can affect your eyes? It can cause eye dryness, and it is a suspected cause of eyelid twitching.

Whiskey glasses with prohibit symbol over them.

Alcohol increases your risk for cataract development. And it can trigger short-term double vision and the inflammation that causes ocular rosacea.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time to take a look at how alcohol may be affecting your eyes and your overall health.

Study Shows Alzheimer's Patients May Sleep Better, Be Less Depressed After Cataract Surgery

Oct., 28, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) — People with Alzheimer’s disease should have regular eye tests to screen for vision problems.

That’s the recommendation of researchers who found that people with mild Alzheimer’s disease who have cataracts may benefit from vision-correcting surgery. The benefits include improved sight, bettersleep, and less depressed mood.