Glaucoma in the Elderly Articles

  • How Glaucoma Is Diagnosed and Treated

    Glaucoma is detected through a comprehensive eye exam. Treatments, including medication and surgery, delay progression of the disease, but do not restore eyesight that has already been lost.

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  • The 4 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

    Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the four most common eye conditions among people over age 65. Learn about symptoms and preventive measures you can take to help preserve your vision.

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  • Glaucoma Can Steal 40% of Vision Before a Person Notices

    This “sneaky thief of sight” develops slowly for years, but once the damage is done it is permanent. Protect your sight by scheduling regular eye exams that can catch this disease early on.

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  • What is Glaucoma and Why Does it Affect the Elderly?

    Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. With regular eye exams and early treatment, seniors can protect their eyes from glaucoma and vision loss.

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  • How do doctors test for glaucoma?

    Glaucoma is now more reliably diagnosed and tracked for progression using technologically advanced tools such as laser scanners and digital photography. Click to read Dr. Maisel's full answer.

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  • Should all elders get checked for glaucoma?

    Senior citizens, 65 years or older, should have an ocular examination performed by an ophthalmologist every one to two years at a minimum, even without any existing risk factors. Click to read Dr. Maisel's full answer.

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  • Diabetes, Hypertension Raise Glaucoma Risk

    Those with diabetes had a 35% greater risk for developing glaucoma than those without the disease; hypertension upped the risk by 17%.

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  • Warning Signs of Senior Eye Disease

    As we age, we become prone to a variety of eye problems, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Proper diagnosis is key to prevention and treatment. Knowing what red flags to look for can save your vision.

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