Reaching Old Age: Common Eye diseases and Risks

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Our eyes easily reveal any age-related changes in performance as we age and most particularly as we reach our 60s and beyond. Since we’ve always heard about starting from the roots, this seems to get applied to the fact that we should take good care of our eyes at the earliest. As you age, your vision will also slowly deteriorate and in order to prevent this, you will need to protect your eyes well. 

You must have all experienced a change in your vision as you age. And because of this, people end up relying on glasses or lens to get a clearer vision. However, these changes are considered to be extremely normal especially when you age. You don’t have to stop doing what you love because of these issues, as there are precautions that can be taken in order to prevent these. But if these conditions end up getting worse, then it is highly recommended to go visit our eye clinic to get this treated. Some of you, however, will experience more serious age-related eye diseases that have greater potential for affecting your quality of life as you grow older. Let us go through some of the common eye diseases one faces as they age:

Presbyopia:
As you age, especially when you reach 40 or over, you will notice a slight vision problem. In this condition, you will find it difficult to see the objects that are close or any small prints. You can try some remedies at home, maybe by holding your book or object a little further away from your eyes so that it’ll be clearer. But this cannot be done all the time, because it’ll gradually get worse and people will find it more difficult. And eventually, you will require the need for reading glasses or contact lenses. Eye specialists claim that this condition becomes more progressed when you reach your 50’s or beyond. And this is extremely a normal case among most people. You may also notice the need for more frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. 

Cataracts:
This is a particular eye condition where the lens of your eyes is covered by a cloudy figure making it difficult for your vision. When it comes to a healthy eye, the lens acts like a camera lens where the light passe through it by hitting the tissue at the back of your eye. Because of cataracts, it makes it difficult for you to see anything clearly as the lens is blocked. This particular condition may be particularly classified as a normal ageing condition as it’s found to be very common among older people, even though cataracts are considered an age-related eye disease.  You can get rid of these cataracts with the help of cataract treatment offered by the best eye clinic in Dubai. Nowadays, cataract surgery is considered to be extremely safe and effective that most people have claimed of getting their vision back which they’ve lost to this particular condition. If at all you end up noticing any vision changes due to cataracts, don’t hesitate to discuss symptoms with your eye doctor. 

Dry Eyes:
We all tend to tear up a lot as we age, but there is a particular eye condition where your eyes end up not producing enough tears. In some rare cases, this may result in causing itchiness, burning sensation and redness of the eyes. Consult your eye specialist at an eye clinic to get this checked for treatment. 

Tearing:
With dry eyes, your eyes don’t shed many tears, but with this condition, your eyes produce tears more than usual. And this isn’t a normal case. This usually is considered to happen if your eyes are sensitive to temperature changes or even the light. You can wear sunglasses to prevent this from happening. And if this persists even after taking a precaution, make sure you consult an eye specialist at the earliest as this may be a sign of an eye infection. 

One thing you should do from your side to prevent such diseases or to understand if you have any eye disease is to visit an eye clinic in Dubai. Make sure to discuss with our eye specialist all the concerns you have about your eyes and vision. Discuss any history of eye problems in your family, as well as any other health problems you may have. 

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