The link between hearing loss and Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

"Adults with hearing loss have a higher risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders Individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as likely to develop dementia According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss—especially men— are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and dementia, compared to those with [...]

Holidays and glaucoma

This information from www.gov.uk came into my inbox and I thought it would be useful to share as my patients who suffer with glaucoma have asked me in the past how to look after their eye drops when traveling. Managing your eye drops every day is hard enough, without dealing with the disruption of a [...]

Benefits of polarised lenses

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are incredibly damaging to our eyes contributing to the development of both cataract and Age-Related Macula Degeneration. According to World Health Organization, 20 percent of cataract cases are avoidable with proper UV eye protection. When sunlight is reflected from a horizontal surface, like land, water or the bonnet of a [...]