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Cataracts in the Elderly

What is a cataract? A cataract is a condition where there is clouding of the naturally clear lens of the eye leading to blurred vision. Cataract usually occurs with aging but sometimes certain drugs (steroids), trauma and other associated disease like diabetes may lead to cataracts in early life. A cataract is one of the […]

Sunglasses for Eye Protection in the Elderly

Although the use of sunglasses in the young are often seen as more of a fashion statement, it is very much an essential part of eye protection. This is especially in the case in the elderly who are prone to eye-related disorders that are directly related to UV exposure, most commonly from sunlight. The importance […]

Age-Related Vision Changes and Eyesight Problems in the Elderly

Common eyesight problems are not limited to the elderly. Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia or hypermetropia) and astigmatism are common earlier in life and tend to either be present from birth or develop in early childhood. All of these conditions may worsen with age and particularly in the senior years. However, there are three vision problems […]

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