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Eye Health: Children are more susceptible
to damage from UV rays; protection is a must

By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   It seems as if I was just writing about the beginning of summer and now I’m talking about back-to-school eye exams. A lot of parents are bringing their children in for those exams, which is a good time to discuss the importance of protecting eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.   Up to half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation...

Eye Health: Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40

Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Do you know the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40? This condition is also the principal cause of blindness. Glaucoma? No. It’s cataracts.   Magnified view of a cataract in the human eye (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) Prevent Blindness America reports there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular...