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Ophthalmology

  • L. F. Rich

Abstract

To an elderly person, vision is perhaps even more important than it is to a younger individual. As aging proceeds and the acuity of other senses becomes blunted, the need for adequate visual orientation increases. Yet, advancing years take their toll on the visual system; ocular disease, visual loss, and blindness itself are far more common in elderly persons. The incidence of potentially blinding eye diseases increases dramatically after the age of 40 years and astronomically after the age of 65 years. The need for frequent eye examinations increases proportionately.

Keywords

Diabetic Retinopathy Intraocular Pressure Aqueous Humor Macular Degeneration Ciliary Body 
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