Vision and Aging
- Difficulty seeing or reading clearly is one of the most common problems in adults between the ages of 41 and 60.
- More serious eye problems often develop without early symptoms.
- Among these, age-related macular degeneration is a disease that affects the center of the retina, causing a loss of central vision while peripheral or side vision often goes unchanged.
- Diabetes, particularly in people who have had the condition for some time, can also cause vision changes.
- Cataracts, retinal detachment, glaucoma and dry eye are also quite common among the elderly.
- Various therapies, procedures, and assistive technologies are available to address eye diseases and make them more livable.
- As with most things, early intervention is important.
- Regular visits to your primary care and eye specialists can promote early detection and treatment.
- On these visits, make sure you receive a comprehensive dilated eye exam, and screenings for cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma.
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