Eye News Weekly Roundup 14

Antidepressants and Cataracts: Scientists have discovered that 22,000 cataract cases in the United States each year could be caused by the use of antidepressants. If this could apply to you, maybe you should start exercising, because…

Exercise and Your Eyes: A study from Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science reveals that running can lower your risk for cataracts AND macular degeneration. Hit the streets, people!

Can Your Eyesight Change During Pregnancy? Add vision changes to the list of ways in which pregnancy can affect your body. Dr. Tyeese Gaines Reid of Yale University explains in this video.

Plus: News for those of you who are smokers; new research shows that smoking while pregnant leads to a significantly increased chance that your baby is cross-eyed – 5% PER cigarette!

Helen Keller Exhibit: Though Helen Keller became both blind and deaf when she was 19 months old, she accomplished more in her lifetime than many who do not face such obstacles. If you’re in New York City, make sure you check out the American Foundation for the Blind’s exhibit of pictures, letters, and artifacts from Keller’s life.