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Introduction to Vision Concerns

Annotation:Lighthouse International - This site discusses normal changes in aging eyes and the four most common causes of age-related vision loss: Cataracts, Age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, and Diabetic retinopathy

Annotation:American Optometric Association - Discusses age-related eye and vision problems, driving safely after 60, and dealing with vision loss.

Annotation:MedlinePlus - Basic definitions for vision problems and for the health care professionals that can help.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - An interactive diagram with definitions of the various parts of the eye.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Defines words pertaining to low vision. As in all the pages in this website, there is a button allowing you to listen to the page read aloud.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - General information about age-related macular degeneration.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Describes diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle issues, as well as questions for your doctor.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Cover the causes and risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment for cataract, the clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Facts about diabetic retinopathy.

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - General information about causes and treatment of floaters. A sudden increase in floaters, possibly accompanied by light flashes or side vision loss, could indicate a retinal detachment, which is a medical emergency.

Annotation:American Academy of Family Physicians - Answers to common questions about glaucoma.

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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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