Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

Resources

American Academy of Ophthalmology aao.org 415-561-8500 P.O. Box 7424 San Francisco, CA 94120-7424 American Council of the Blind acb.org info@acb.org 800-424-8666 1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420 Alexandria, VA 22311 American Foundation for the Blind afb.org 212-502-7600 1401 S. Clark St., Suite 730 Arlington, VA 22202 American Macular Degeneration Foundation macular.org … Read More

Glossary

age-related macular degeneration: A condition that causes deterioration of the macula and can lead to the loss of central vision. There are two forms of age-related macular degeneration: dry and wet. anterior chamber: The space between the cornea and the iris in the front of the eye. antioxidants: Substances that experts … Read More

8. Conclusion

If there’s only one thing you take away from this report, let it be this: Most visual impairments can be prevented and/or treated. Loss of your eyesight is not something you need to accept as you age. It’s up to you. Regular eye exams are the first and most important … Read More

7. Adapting to Vision Problems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that over 80 million people battle vision impairment, which is astounding. One study found that reduced vision in older adults also can lead to social isolation, family stress, and a higher risk of developing other health conditions. Sadly, fewer than 10 percent … Read More

6. Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels in the retina. Between 40 and 45 percent of adult diabetics suffer from diabetic retinopathy, a disease that can lead to blindness, although the National Eye Institute estimates roughly half of these individuals are unaware of their diagnosis. The CDC predicts … Read More

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