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Eye Disease

Age Related Eye Disease has become the primary cause of vision impairment and blindness in the United States and other western countries. In this section we explore the syptoms, causes, risk factors, preventative measures and treatments. There are 3 very important things to keep in mind if you are anxious about eye disease.

  • Eye Disease can be prevented
  • Early Intervention is Vital
  • Progression of Eye Disease can be inhibited

It is always imperative to seek immediate professional help if you experience any form of eye pain, headaches associated with the eyes or vision problems. Only a trained eye doctor can correctly diagnose eye disease and early treatment is essential if eye disease is found. Never delay.

Natural Remedies and Alternative Solutions for eye disease that may be available should only ever be considered after a proper diagnosis and only after any immediate ocular emergency has passed. After that there is often time to consider the options and an appropriate course of action decided upon with your eye doctor.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is an often painless eye disease that involves the cells of the optic nerve dying at the point where it joins the eye. Damage, once it occurs is permanent, which is why early intervention is imperative with this eye disease and regular eye check-ups definitely advisable. Glaucoma is known as the "Silent Thief Of Sight" and of the over 2.2 million Americans who suffer from this disease, there is an equal number who don't know they have it. Often, the very first symptom is the reduction of periferal vision. More on Glaucoma.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration or Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a serious eye disease that involves the degeneration of the part of the retina known as the Macula, which contains the highest density of cones and is important for sharp central vision. This eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the US and it is estimated that it effects over 1.75 million people over the age of 65. Macula Degeneration is associated with loss of central vision. More on Macula Degeneration.

Cataract

Cataract Cataracts are the most common age related eye disease and it is estimated that over 17% of Americans aged 40 and older have one or more Cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The effect is often blurry vision and seeing halos, particularly in sunlight. More on Cataracts.