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What are common eye diseases in people over age 40?

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  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute: "Vision Loss From Eye Diseases Will Increase as Americans Age;" "Age-Related Macular Degeneration Resource Guide;" "Cataract Resource Guide;" "Diabetic Retinopathy Resource Guide;" and "Glaucoma Resource Guide." 

MedicineNet: "Definition of Central Vision." 

National Eye Institute: and "Cataract Resource Guide."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Medical Library: Age-Related Macular Degeneration;" "Medical Library: Important Summary Facts About the Age-Related Eye disease Study (AREDS);" "Medical Library: Diabetic Eye disease;" "Medical Library: Cataracts;" and "Medical Library: Glaucoma."

MedlinePlus: "Cataract." 

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 10, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute: "Vision Loss From Eye Diseases Will Increase as Americans Age;" "Age-Related Macular Degeneration Resource Guide;" "Cataract Resource Guide;" "Diabetic Retinopathy Resource Guide;" and "Glaucoma Resource Guide." 

MedicineNet: "Definition of Central Vision." 

National Eye Institute: and "Cataract Resource Guide."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Medical Library: Age-Related Macular Degeneration;" "Medical Library: Important Summary Facts About the Age-Related Eye disease Study (AREDS);" "Medical Library: Diabetic Eye disease;" "Medical Library: Cataracts;" and "Medical Library: Glaucoma."

MedlinePlus: "Cataract." 

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 10, 2018

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