Vision Loss in the Elderly Articles

  • 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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  • What to Expect When an Elderly Loved One Has Cataract Surgery

    Surgery is the only effective treatment for blurry vision caused by cataracts. Here's what caregivers and their elderly loved ones can expect before, during and after this procedure.

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  • Cataracts: Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision in elderly people. Left untreated, cataracts can greatly impact vision, making driving, walking and other daily activities dangerous for elders.

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  • Visual Changes in Dementia Patients

    Alzheimer's and dementia affect more than just a person's memory. The brain also begins having trouble receiving and processing sensory information. Changes in vision and perception can be scary and disorienting for the patient and complicate caregiving.

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  • 6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Safeguard Your Vision as You Age

    These 6 simple ways to safeguard your vision can help you keep your eyes healthy, no matter how old you are.

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  • Diabetic Retinopathy Can Lead to Blindness

    Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in elderly adults.

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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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  • Are You Eating Your ABCs?

    Specific vitamins can have a significant positive (or negative) impact on your health. Learn what each one does, how to spot a deficiency, and what foods you should add to your diet to make sure you're meeting your nutritional requirements.

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  • Your Eyes Need Sun Protection, Too

    Did you know that your eyes are just as susceptible to sun damage as your skin? The next time you head outside, be sure to don a pair of sunglasses to reduce your risk of developing eye conditions like photokeratitis, macular degeneration and cataracts.

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  • Help Older Adults Avoid Sense-less Dangers

    Older adults often start to lose their senses as they age, making them more susceptible to injury and harm.

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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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  • Danger of Falling Greater for Elders Due to Reduced Mental Motor Skills

    A new study indicates that elders face an increased susceptability to falls because of age-related reductions in their brain's ability to gauge distances.

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  • Should You Be Worried About Your Parent Driving A Car?

    To drive or not to drive? Its a dilemma that many caregivers and their aging parents face at some point - and there's no easy answer.

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  • Macular Degeneration Laser Treatment Won't Prevent Vision Loss

    Research proves that low-intensity laser treatment thought to be effective in slowing or preventing vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is ineffective.

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