Age Related Eye Diseases
That You Might Have
There are several different types of eye diseases
, infections, and conditions, and many can affect any age group.
Some are diabetes related diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and diabetic cataracts.
Others, such as Sjögren’s Syndrome, are auto-immune disorders that affect the eyes.
Infections such as styes and conjunctivitis also affect your eye health.
While even minor eye problems can lead to more serious vision problems if left untreated, the three most common causes of blindness in North Americans are the age related eye diseases:
Free radicals are the major culprit behind the development of these three preventable eye diseases.
Below are links with information to other eye infections, diseases and conditions on Protect Your Eyesight. Please check them out.
Diabetes and Eyesight problems have always been a major cause for concern. Any connection between the pancreas and your eyes may seem odd at first thought. However, you ought to know that diabetics are at risk of contracting several Eyesight Problems
Do You Have Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common and most serious eye complication of diabetes. Diabetes affects you body from head to toe. That includes your eyes.
Free radicals are “incomplete” molecules that, in their search for wholeness, create most of the damage in your body as you age.
Do You Have Cataracts?
Cataracts account for 4.5 million North American cases of vision impairment, and are the leading cause of blindness in North America. Over 40,000 North Americans become blind in at least one eye, and require surgery, every year due to this eye disease.
Do You Have Glaucoma?
Glaucoma eye diseases are the second-leading cause of blindness in North America. It is the leading cause of blindness among people of African descent, who are 6 to 8 times more likely to develop glaucoma than are Caucasians, and 14 to 17 times more likely if they are in the 45 to 65 age group.
Do You Have Macular Degeneration?
Over 15 million North Americans have some symptoms of macular degeneration, and almost two million have some level of visual impairment caused by it. Many people suffer from declining vision due to this eye disease without even knowing that they have it until it is too late.
Do You Have Dry Eyes?
Some eye care providers recommend flaxseed oil as a nutritional supplement for treating dry eye, caused by factors such as living in an arid climate. (Flaxseed oil of course should be taken orally, and never applied directly to the eye).
Do You Have Dark Circles Under The Eyes?
Black or dark circles under the eyes can be caused by many different factors. Most people inherit the tendency for dark circles.
Do You Have a Sty An Acute Infection?
A sty is an acute infection or inflammation of the secretary glands of the eyelids. This common infection or inflammation results from blocked glands within the eyelid.
Do You Have Red Eyes or Blood Shot Eyes?
Red eyes are caused by enlarged, dilated blood vessels leading to the appearance of redness on the surface of the eye. There are many possible causes of this.
Do You Have a Black Eye or a Shiner?
A black eye, sometimes called a "shiner," is a bruise around the eye. When an object strikes the eye, the force of the impact breaks delicate blood vessels in the eyelids and surrounding tissues.
Do You Have Floaters?
Floaters are an appropriate name for these small dark shapes that appear before your eyes. They float through your field of vision that is precisely what they do. They are clumps of protein.
Do You Have Eye Allergies?
Most often, Eye Allergies accompany nasal allergies, but they can occur without involving the nose.
Eye allergies are triggered when an allergen makes contact with the eyes.
Do You Hae Color Blindness?
Color blindness results when one or more of the 3 cone systems is not functioning properly or at all.
Some affected individuals are unable to detect any color and the life they see is monochrome.
It's as if these individuals constantly view black and white movies.
Do You Have Pink Eye and Conjunctivitis?
Although natural remedies for pink eye have not been extensively studied, research has shown that EyeBright and chamomile can be very effective home remedies.
Do You Have a Lazy Eye?
Can the amblyopic or Lazy Eye condition be overcome? Generally it can, depending on the cause and accompanying complication, but it demands a lot of persistence.
Do You Have a Loss of Vision?
Many different conditions can lead to a dimming or Loss of Vision.
Do You Have a Eye Pterygium?
An Eye Pterygium is an abnormal mass of tissue arising from the conjunctiva of the inner corner of the eye that obstructs vision
by growing over the cornea.
Do You Have Blurry Vision?
Blurry Vision is one of the main cues that you may have an eye disease.
Do You Have A Corneal Dystrophy?
Corneal Dystrophy is where the cornea loses its normal transparency due to several foreign buildups that causes the cornea to become cloudy.
Do You Have Keratoconus Disease?
Keratoconus Disease is a progressive Eyesight Disorder that forces the round and smooth Cornea into a cone shape.
Do You Have Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Retinitis Pigmentosa occurs whenever there is an injury or damage done to The Retina.
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