Macular Degeneration News
Science Says: Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse
Ahead of eclipse, eye doctors warn: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver
How smartphone apps can be used to track your health
ABC News' Kayna Whitworth reports on new apps that can be used to help people manage and collect information about chronic illnesses.
Roseanne Barr to Undergo Surgery, Breaks Kneecap in Three Places
Roseanne Barr is set to undergo surgery on Monday after falling down in San Francisco and breaking her kneecap in three places. The actress revealed in a series of tweets Wednesday exactly what happened. "Fell broke kneecap! Did Hillary drone me? Lol," Barr quipped while sharing a photo of her
'Bionic Eye' Helps Man See After Decade of Impaired Vision
After nearly a decade of being partially blind, Ray Flynn is now getting some of his central sight back thanks to a new “bionic eye.” Flynn is taking part in a study that helps people with dry macular degeneration regain partial sight. The chronic disease causes vision loss at the center of the eye
Surgeons Perform 1st Bionic Eye Implant
Ray Flynn, 80, was fitted with a retinal implant at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital to correct his age-related macular degeneration.
Roseanne Barr's Eye Disease Is Most Common Cause of Blindness, Experts Say
Iconic comedian Roseanne Barr revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that she has an eye disease that will eventually leave her blind. "I have macular degeneration and glaucoma ," the 63-year-old Barr told the website. Macular degeneration is the result of damage to the rod and cone cells of
Roseanne Barr Reveals She's Going Blind From Macular Degeneration
Iconic comedian Roseanne Barr revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that she is going blind. "I have macular degeneration and glaucoma ," she told the website, adding that the disease is why she smokes marijuana . After being asked if macular degeneration would leave the "Roseanne" star
Roseanne Barr Reveals She's Losing Her Sight
The legendary funny woman is going blind as a result of glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Legally Blind Mom Sees Newborn for First Time Through Special Glasses
Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was 11 years old, but she got to see her newborn on the day he was born by wearing special glasses. In a YouTube video that is quickly going viral, she gasps and says "Oh my god!" as she holds baby Aksel in her hospital bed for the first time. "Look at
Pricey vs. Cheap: Do Designer Sunglasses Provide Better UV Protection Than Cheaper Shades?
Designer sunglasses are the epitome of cool. They look good and promise to block 100 percent of UV rays, but how do cheaper sunglasses compare? Do they provide less protection than their designer counterparts? Dr. Dennis Fong, a professor at the School of Optometry at the University of California,