Common age-related eye problems include presbyopia, glaucoma, dry eyes, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and temporal arteritis. You should make sure to keep up with regular eye doctor appointments, especially if you have diabetes.
Loading the player...Elderly Eye Syndromes Dr. David Mitchell, OD, discusses elderly eye syndrome.
Well certainly in our elderly patients their chief concern is eye disease, and this generally manifests itself either as cataracts or macular degeneration. In macular degeneration there are two kinds, the wet and the dry. They both have treatments now, and the sooner that we can diagnose them the sooner the treatment can be started.
In cataract surgery, it's a fairly straightforward where a cloudy lens is removed, and a replacement lens is put in. Presenter: Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC