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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 on the risk . . . → Read More: Resources on Cataracts Presented for Cataract Awareness Month – June 1-30

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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 doctors . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Issues 2012 Vision White Paper, Focusing on How to Halt or Reverse Vision Loss

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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 these campaigns have . . . → Read More: Eye Health Month Focuses on Eye Health & Safety

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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 . . . → Read More: May is Healthy Vision Month

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Healthy Eyes - Information for Healthy Vision

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. . . . → Read More: Healthy Eyes – Information for Healthy Vision

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Some Common Changes as You Grow Older – Changes in Eyesight

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

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Aging and your Eyes

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 . . . → Read More: Aging and your Eyes

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Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma

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 . . . → Read More: Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma

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Health Information: Eye Diseases and Disorders

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, including the following conditions commonly . . . → Read More: Health Information: Eye Diseases and Disorders

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Correctible Vision Loss

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 Astigmatism by MayoClinic.com »View Info Presbyopia (inability to focus close up as . . . → Read More: Correctible Vision Loss

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A Tutorial on Cataract

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 and . . . → Read More: A Tutorial on Cataract

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A Tutorial on Glaucoma

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 . . . → Read More: A Tutorial on Glaucoma

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Age-related Macular Degeneration

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 discusses the causes and . . . → Read More: Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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 leading cause of visual impairment in the elderly. . . . → Read More: Diabetic Retinopathy

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Eyes and Vision Links

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 eyes and vision. . . . → Read More: Eyes and Vision Links

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Vision Problems in Aging Adults

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

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Vision Loss and Other Eye Diseases

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 degeneration, . . . → Read More: Vision Loss and Other Eye Diseases

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Aging and Your Eyes

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 . . . → Read More: Aging and Your Eyes

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