Age-related vision changes: Presbyopia, cataracts, AMD, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

By: Bel Marra Health | Eye Health | Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:30 AM

Presbyopia (farsightedness)February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, and to provide you with all the information you need on age-related vision changes, Bel Marra Health has gathered some of our most informative articles spanning issues like presbyopia, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Presbyopia (farsightedness) causes, symptoms and natural remedies

There are many common age-related vision problems that develop over time: presbyopia (farsightedness), cataracts, and macular degeneration are just some examples. Although we may accept these vision changes, steps can be taken to prevent them and maintain healthy vision throughout the years.

Our eyes are the windows to our soul. They allow us to see all the wonders around us. But when our eyes begin to age, our ability to see those wonders begins to fade. Taking good care of your eyes is the most important step you can take to ensure a lifetime of vision. Continue reading…

prevent-cataracts-naturally-home-remediesPrevent cataracts naturally: Home remedies and diet

For most people, cataracts develop slowly and don’t disrupt vision early on. But with time and age, this will interfere with your daily life and you’ll need eyeglasses. You may need surgery down the road, which is generally a safe and effective procedure. But still…the question is how to slow down cataracts? Are there any natural remedies for cataracts? Is there a natural way to cure cataract even?

If you’re asking these questions, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 20.5 million (17.2 percent) Americans aged 40 years and older have cataracts in one or both eyes, and 6.1 million (5.1 percent) have had their lens removed operatively. The total number of people who have cataracts is estimated to increase to 30.1 million by 2020. Continue reading…

age-related-macular-degeneration-amdAge-related macular degeneration risk is higher in adults whose eyes adjust to the dark slowly: Study

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk is higher in adults whose eyes adjust to darkness slowly, according to research findings. Your eyes’ ability to adjust to the dark after bright light is called dark adaptation. Researchers believe the time it takes for you to adjust to darkness offers some insight into your AMD risk.

The research uncovered that individuals with the lowest dark adaptation response had the greatest risk of developing AMD. The researchers consider dark adaptation measurement instrumental in tracking AMD progression as well as assessing the effectiveness of medications.

Vision is one of the five senses, enabling us to see the world and function in it safely. Over time, vision loss may occur, complicating one’s ability to see. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness and vision loss in America. Roughly 1.8 million Americans are estimated to have AMD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading…

glaucoma-natural-home-remedies-and-dietGlaucoma: Natural home remedies and diet

Glaucoma, a condition that affects the eyes, can be quite serious and even result in blindness. The older you become, the more prone you are to developing glaucoma. Glaucoma patients typically range between 45 and 64 years of age.

Glaucoma can strike without warning and without symptoms. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent it. This can be done through nutrition and diet, which can deter the onset of this eye condition. Continue reading…

Diabetic retinopathy eye diseaseDiabetic retinopathy eye disease causes, prevention, and treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease experienced by those with diabetes. Unmanaged diabetes can cause complications to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye—the retina. Diabetic retinopathy in its early stages may be symptomless and only mild vision impairments may be noticed. This can be confused with aging and is often overlooked. Over time, if left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can result in blindness.

Diabetic retinopathy can occur in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The longer diabetes goes uncontrolled, the higher the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Continue reading…

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