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Age-related Vision Problems and Eye-diseases

by Ryan M. Blogger
You might eat healthy, perform exercise on daily basis but as the age increases, it’s prevalent you might suffer from number of medical problems. As the physical condition of a person changes, even the vision condition changes with age. Beyond 40 years, a person start witnessing eye problems, some eye disorders are normal and common among all while some might be dangerous and affects only some. Hence it’s really crucial to detect the problem and get it treated before it leads to partial or complete loss of vision. According to a statistics, 82% of people who are blind are of 50 and above age. This makes quite evident that you need to be aware of age-related vision problems and get it treated before it’s too late.

Find out what changes to expect from your eyes after you turn 40. Here are some common vision conditions and eye diseases as per the increasing age

In 40s

1. Presbyopia is a most common and unavoidable vision problem faced by people above 40 years of age. A person suffering from presbyopia, find it difficult to read print or focus on nearby objects. It’s perfectly normal if you are unable to focus on things that are near or perform close up work as this vision condition is natural.

Solution - Eventually to focus and read clearly, you will need good-quality reading glasses. Progressive lenses or multifocal contacts will also work to correct the vision condition. If you are not an eyeglass lover then there is also corrective surgery solution.

2.  There is an increased risk of vision problems like dry eye and computer vision syndrome

Solution - To get rid of digital eye strain, go for computer glasses while to decrease the risk of dry eyes, intake food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

In 50s

1. You are likely to get affected with a common eye disease called cataract where your eye lenses loses flexibility and cloudy area develops inside your eye lens due to which things appear unclear and blurry. Your night vision may also get affected.

Solution -  After discussing the symptoms with your eye doctor and conducting an eye checkup, if you find cataract, get it corrected. Modern cataract surgeries are simple, safe and effective.

2. Macular degeneration is another eye disease that is likely to affect your vision above 50s. It is a disease that affects the macula in the eye and cause difficulty in reading, writing, driving, identifying colours. The central vision get distorted or shadowy. If not treated on time, a person can go blind.

Solution - Go for comprehensive retinal exam to reduce the progression and get treated.

3. Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the optical nerve and can result in peripheral vision loss. It becomes difficult to see in dim light or even navigate while walking.

Solution - A comprehensive dilated exam is conducted to diagnose this disease. To increase the drainage flow, glaucoma surgery is recommended.

In 60s

Above 60s, you might find it difficult to see in low light. Another problem which may affect your vision is retinal detachment where eye floaters or spots may appear.

Solution - Avoid low light and use brighter light for viewing. If floaters appear, visit an eye doctor immediately.

In 60s, 70s and 80s

In this age span, presbyopia is likely to increase and even cataract can develop. If you are suffering from diabetes, even that could affect your vision. Colour vision may also decline. Visit your eye- doctor and get the best solution.

Timely identification, visit to the doctor and medication will keep your eyes healthy and function properly during the golden years of your life.



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