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Eyes Health

​​The human eye has been called the most complex organ in our body. It's amazing that something so small can have so many working parts.


Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance — particularly as we reach our 60s and beyond.


Some age-related eye changes, such as presbyopia, are perfectly normal and don't signify any sort of disease process. While cataracts can be considered an age-related disease, they are extremely common among seniors and can be readily corrected with cataract surgery.


Some of us, however, will experience more serious age-related eye diseases that have greater potential for affecting our quality of life as we grow older. These conditions include glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.



Macular degeneration: Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among American seniors. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than two million Americans currently have age-related macular degeneration, and due to the aging of the US population, that number is expected to more than double to 5.4 million by 2050.


Glaucoma: Your risk of developing glaucoma increases with each decade after age 40, from around 1 percent in your 40s to up to 12 percent in your 80s. The number of Americans with glaucoma will increase by 50 percent (to 3.6 million) by 2020.

Diabetic Retinopathy: According to the NEI, approximately 10.2 million Americans over age 40 are known to have diabetes. Many experts believe that up to 30 percent of people who have diabetes have not yet been diagnosed.

Among known diabetics over age 40, NEI estimates that 40 percent have some degree of diabetic retinopathy, and one of every 12 people with diabetes in this age group has advanced, vision-threatening retinopathy.



Here are some links with some helpful information on how to keep your eyes healthy as you age:

http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/lutein?sso=y










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