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Vision Concerns: Introduction

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. Also available in Spanish <http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/espanol/maculardegen/macular_guide.asp>, it includes the Listen button.

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. Also available in Spanish and via the Listen button. A corresponding 23 page booklet can be downloaded and printed: Cataract: What You Should Know (PDF)

Annotation:National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health - Facts about diabetic retinopathy. Also available in Spanish includes the Listen button. A corresponding 24 page booklet discussing causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options can be downloaded and printed: Diabetic Retinopathy: What You Should Know (PDF).

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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