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Eyesight Problems - What are they; Causes

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Resources on Cataracts Presented for Cataract Awareness Month - June 1-30
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Resources on Cataracts Presented for Cataract Awareness Month - June 1-30

June has been designated as Cataract Awareness Month by Preventing Blindness America (PBA), a non-profit organization. As part of Cataract Awareness Month, each June, PBA and other organizations present information and resources to educate the public o...

Johns Hopkins Issues 2012 Vision White Paper, Focusing on How to Halt or Reverse Vision Loss
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Johns Hopkins Issues 2012 Vision White Paper, Focusing on How to Halt or Reverse Vision Loss

Corresponding with Healthy Vision Month, a national campaign focusing on vision health, Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently issued a 2012 updated version of the "Johns Hopkins Vision White Paper." The Johns Hopkins 2012 Vision White Paper, written by...

Eye Health Month Focuses on Eye Health & Safety
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Eye Health Month Focuses on Eye Health & Safety

April has been declared "Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month" by Prevent Blindness America (PBA), a non-profit organization. April has also been declared "Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month" by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Both of thes...

May is Healthy Vision Month
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May is Healthy Vision Month

The National Eye Institute, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has declared May as "Healthy Vision Month." The purpose of Healthy Vision Month is to "encourage people and organizations around the world to recognize the value of the...

Healthy Eyes - Information for Healthy Vision
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Millions of people, particularly the elderly, have problems with their eyes or vision every year. This website by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers science-based tools and tips for keeping your eyes healthy...

Some Common Changes as You Grow Older - Changes in Eyesight
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VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. General introduction to common changes in eyesight with aging, and checklist for when you should see an eyecare specialist. >>View Info

Aging and your Eyes
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A paper by the Health Promotion Unit at the NYC Department for the Aging, adapted from the National Institute on Aging. Lists five steps to protect eyesight, and provides introductory information on several common eye problems experienced by the eld...

Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma
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By the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., and very common among the elderly. Take this quiz to learn how much you know about Glaucoma, and begin to learn how to reduce your ...

Health Information: Eye Diseases and Disorders
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides detailed medical information on the characteristics, causes, treatments, and prevention of a lengthy list of eye diseases and disorders,...

Correctible Vision Loss
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Common Refractive Errors (Vision Loss) that occur naturally with aging, and are correctible with eyeglasses: Nearsightedness (Myopia) by MayoClinic.com »View Info Farsightedness (Hyperopia) by MayoClinic.com »View Info Astigmatis...

A Tutorial on Cataract
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Cataract — NIH Senior Health, a tutorial on cataract by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health. Defines cataract, which is one of the most common conditions facing older adults, and discusses the development and risk factors, symptoms ...

A Tutorial on Glaucoma
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Glaucoma — NIH Senior Health, a tutorial on glaucoma by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health. Defines glaucoma, which is one of the most common conditions facing older adults, and discusses the causes and risk factors, symptoms and...

Age-related Macular Degeneration
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Age-related Macular Degeneration – NIH Senior Health, tutorial on diabetic retinopathy by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health. Defines diabetic retinopathy, which is one of the most common eyesight problems facing older adults, and ...

Diabetic Retinopathy
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Diabetic Retinopathy, MedlinePlus, Medical Encyclopedia, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Facts about the definitions, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this...

Eyes and Vision Links
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Eyes and Vision, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Comprehensive list with links to information on all of the many potential medical problems relating to the e...

Vision Problems in Aging Adults
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Vision Problems in Aging Adults, Cleveland Clinic. List and brief medical description of the several eye problems that become more common among people as they age. »View Info

Vision Loss and Other Eye Diseases
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Vision Loss and Other Eye Diseases, Aging in The Know by American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. Overview of the four major types of eye diseases that commonly cause vision problems in older adults: cataracts, macular degene...

Aging and Your Eyes
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Aging and Your Eyes, Cleveland Clinic. Discussion of the medical aspects of several types of common age-related eye problems, as well as three suggestions for preventing eye problems: (1) see your family doctor regularly to check for diseases like...

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New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs
July 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

A new study conducted by specialists at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, for nonprofit Prevent Blindness America, has found that the total economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss in the U.S. in 2013 wil...

Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds
January 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

A new study by doctors at the University of Montreal and an associated Montreal hospital have found that about half of seniors with visually impairing eye diseases report limiting their social activities due to fear of falling. This also places the se...

Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Aging Trends by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Reports statistics on visual impairment, which increases steadily with age. 92% of people 70 years old or ol...

Diabetic Retinopathy – NIH Senior Health
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

tutorial on diabetic retinopathy by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health. Defines diabetic retinopathy, which is one of the most common eyesight problems facing older adults, and discusses the causes and risk factors, symptoms and detectio...

Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health; A quarter haven't seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

October 17, 2008 HealthDay article published on MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Reports on study finding that 81% of Americans wear corrective lenses, yet 26% have not seen an eye doctor in 2 years. Annual ey...

Cataract Facts
November 5, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Cataract, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This website provides links to detailed information on cararact, a condition involving a clouding of the lens in t...

Glaucoma Facts
November 5, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Glaucoma, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This website provides links to detailed information on glaucoma, a leading eye problem for the elderly – which is...

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