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 Aged people should pay more attention to eye care

13/9/2010

It is common that some senior citizens, especially those who are very successful in their careers, seldom think they can loose in any aspects, even in aging. Most of them still think they should be the same as young people, and they do not care much about their health, especially eye health. However, it is really essential for them to place greater emphasis’ on eye health, especially when they are over sixty.

They should first make sure that some regular eye exams will be received. People below 18 and over 60 have relatively vulnerable eyes and regular eye checks are essential. Doing so can detect any potential eye diseases at early stage. If there are really some problems, certain measures will be taken by the eye doctors. For example, wearing glasses or using some medicines, etc. Receiving Eye exams is really very important and can help prevent the occurrence of many problems.

As time goes, organs in human body ages on and on. They become less powerful and workable than ever before. Especially, people in aged group always have declining eye sight. Or they may suffer from a series of age-related eye problems, like AMD, presbyopia, cataracts, etc. All these problems must be well detected and cared.

Many people who are over forty will find that their vision decline on and on, but the symptom is- they can not see clearly of objects nearby gradually. This problem is called presbyopia, which is an aged related problem and will become much worse on those much aged people. This problem will affect people’s life greatly, or some are in need of reading glasses or bifocal or trifocal eye wear if they want to do job within arm length.

Another very common eye problem among old people is cataracts. It is the result of aging and will cause blurriness or permanent blindness to sufferers. And the simplest and most effective way is to receive some eye surgeries.

Diabetes can also lead serious eye problems among those aged people. This is because diabetes will cause great damaged to blood vessels in eye tissues- due to extremely high amount of sugar in the blood. This problem is usually called diabetic retinopathy and will cause serious outcomes, like permanent blindness.

To be simple, it is of great importance for aged people to take care of their eyes, especially when they are over sixty. Regular eye exam can help detect any eye change or potential diseases.

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