Vision

5 Ways to Recognize Cataracts

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We recently talked about how cataract surgery can reduce the risk of hip-injury causing falls in seniors. But since vision loss caused by cataracts often comes on gradually, many seniors may not realize they have a problem with their vision until it begins affecting their life adversely – making it difficult to drive or read or causing falls in the home.

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Cataract Surgery Reduces Risk of Hip Injuries

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Most of us have heard the expression, “A moment on the lips, forever on the hips.” But we may not have thought of our hips and our eyesight being related in any way. In fact, seniors who have cataract surgery to improve their vision have a proven reduction in the risk of a hip fracture.

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5 Tips to Preserve Your Eyesight and Prevent Vision Loss

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The 2011 National Health Interview Survey revealed some alarming statistics about vision loss as we age. Americans age 45 to 74 years old were more than twice as likely to report vision loss as Americans between the ages of 18 and 44, while Americans 75 years and older were three times more likely than the younger group to report vision loss.

Vision loss in senior citizens is often attributable to degenerative eye disease, including macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.

Because these diseases are often caused by diabetes, controlling your blood sugar levels with exercise and a healthy diet to control or prevent Type 2 diabetes is a good step toward preventing vision loss as we age. In addition to maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, here are some others ways to preserve your vision.

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What Dry Eyes Can be a Symptom Of

Tears coat your eyes to make them comfortable, clear your vision, and clean out debris. There are three parts that make up tears:

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Different Types of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that have many similar characteristics. Each increases the pressure in the eye and causes gradual sight loss due to optic nerve damage.

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Manage Diabetes, Save Your Eyesight

One of the leading causes of blindness in adults is diabetic retinopathy. Many elderly people who suffer from uncontrolled diabetes end up going blind. If you or your loved one is suffering from diabetes, there are a few things to be aware of including the serious results of living with diabetes.

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Senior Vision Problems

by Mahala Church

Aging brings changes in the way seniors see the world. Diminished vision health in seniors is a leading cause of changes in quality of life, depression, and home and road accidents. Regular vision tests are important to detect and treat the four major causes of senior vision problems.

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