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Eyesight Problems – What are they; Causes

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 . . . → Read More: New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion – 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

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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 . . . → Read More: Vision Problems Commonly Lead Older Adults to Limit Activity for Fear of Falling, New Study Finds

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Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans

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 older wear . . . → Read More: Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans

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Diabetic Retinopathy – 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 discusses the causes and risk factors, symptoms and detection, treatment and . . . → Read More: Diabetic Retinopathy – NIH Senior Health

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Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health; A quarter haven’t seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

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 . . . → Read More: Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health; A quarter haven’t seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

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Cataract Facts

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 the eye, impairing vision. . . . → Read More: Cataract Facts

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Glaucoma Facts

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 a leading cause . . . → Read More: Glaucoma Facts

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