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Eyesight Issues

Many of the changes that occur with age are annoying but not serious. For example, it may become difficult to focus on near objects, and eyelashes may thin out a bit. But other changes can be serious eye problems that threaten vision.

Cataract

Cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eyes, and it’s the leading cause of blindness worldwide. It can occur at any age because of several different causes, and it can be present at birth.

Although treatment for the removal of cataract is widely available, access barriers prevent many people from receiving the proper treatment. For example, there are barriers to receiving care in third world countries where not many people can afford to pay for eye exams or surgeries. Additionally, in America, there are also people who have health insurance but lack coverage for vision services. This could result

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disorder that results in damaging sharp and central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that affects the eyes of diabetic patients. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina, which is part of the eye that senses light and allows us to see.

Mild nonproliferative retinopathy (microaneurysms), moderate nonproliferative retinopathy (blockage in some retinal vessels), severe nonproliferative retinopathy (more vessels are blocked leading to deprived retina from blood supply leading to growing new blood vessels), and proliferative retinopathy

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, recent findings now show that glaucoma can occur with normal eye pressure. With early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision

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Visit our doctors at Peermed Benoni if you notice the following:

  • Feel sick to your stomach, weak, and very thirsty
  • Are peeing a lot
  • Have a bad belly ache
  • Are breathing more deeply and faster than normal
  • Have sweet breath that smells like nail polish remover (This is a sign of very high ketones.)