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Caring for Older Adults with Vision Loss

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Jul 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Vision loss is one of the top ten disabilities among older adults in the U.S. Visual impairment, defined as reduced visual acuity or contrast sensitivity, visual field loss, photophobia, diplopia, visual distortion, visual perceptual difficulties, or any combination of the above can dramatically impact quality of life. Aging is the number one factor correlated with an increased risk of developing low vision related chronic conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Other factors that increase risk include gender, ethnicity, family history, smoking, exposure to UVA/UVB waves and dietary habits.

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Topics: TCM, Vision Loss, Low Vision, CCM

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