Health

Macular Degeneration

By Wayne G. Whitmore, M.D, F.A.C.S.
Macular degeneration is a general term used to describe dysfunction of the central portion of the retina, called the macula, inside our eyes. The macula gives us our ability to discriminate fine visual detail.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: Linda Gregg Tribute

By Rebecca Foust
“I believe that poetry at its best is found rather than written,” Linda Gregg observed in “The Art of Finding.” “What matters to me even more than the shapeliness and the dance of language is what the poem discovers deeper down than gracefulness and pleasures in figures of speech.”
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Health

Cataracts

By Wayne G. Whitmore, M.D, F.A.C.S.
The most common type of cataract in humans is age-related, which is caused by the oxidation of lens proteins in the crystalline lens.
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Poetry

Poetry Sunday: “Conservatory,” by Idris Anderson

By Rebecca Foust
. . . That’s an effective strategy, choosing a title that multiplies associations in the reader’s mind even before the poem is read. It makes me curious to see where Anderson will go from here: Will the poem involve any of these things, or instead, play off of my expectations and surprise me?
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