Eldercare: Common Myths and Misconceptions about Cataracts

Despite the fact that cataracts represent one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, there is significant misinformation about the formation of cataracts and the surgical procedures that remove them. Myths and old wives' tales regarding health are common in the health community. Old wives’ tales can sometimes be true and based on a history of experience. However, some myths can be damaging, so it is important to believe medical information from an expert in their field. Cataracts are the predominant cause of blindness with more cases than glaucoma, diabetic...

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Glaucoma: What Seniors Should Know

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in nerve damage and vision loss. It greatly affects the elderly population, and should be taken seriously. The group of eye diseases known as glaucoma occurs due to abnormally high intraocular pressure. In most cases, the high pressures in the patient’s eyes will result in damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to partial or full vision loss. Glaucoma should be taken seriously, because it often goes unrealized by patients. It causes gradual vision loss that many people associate...

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Cataracts: What Seniors Should Know

Cataracts are small clouding of your eye’s lens that can greatly affect your vision. As people age, cataracts often form in their lenses and can cause your vision to blur or become impaired at night. There are numerous types of cataracts, but the most common are age-related cataracts and affect large numbers of elderly populations. Fortunately though, cataracts are easily treatable and can be completely removed from your eyes with a simple surgery. If you have noticed a slight clouding of your vision or have noticed that glares bother you...

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