Category: Depression

The Effects of Vision Loss on Mental Health and Quality of Life

Imagine you’ve just been told by your eye doctor that you are going to lose your vision to an irreversible and incurable disease – what do you feel? Panic, stress, anxiety, feelings of being overwhelmed, powerlessness, hopelessness, fear? Probably all the above to some degree or another. These feelings may often persist for many patients diagnosed with a progressive sight-threatening condition, beyond the initial breaking of the bad news. You don’t have to stretch your imagination much further to figure that living with a visual impairment can take a toll on an individual’s mental health.
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Research & Publications

Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

The mention of cataracts can cause a bit of a heart palpitation for some people, particularly older ones who have family …

The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

Are headaches the same as migraines? Can a migraine cause a vision problem? Can a vision problem cause a migraine? Are headaches …

Did You Know You Can Get Herpes in the Eye?

Here’s an unexpected differential diagnosis for anyone who’s ever had pink eye – eye herpes. As nasty as that sounds, …