Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) sponsored by the National Eye Institute
“Hyman Shapiro of Rockville, Maryland, practiced law for 45 years until his vision problems made it too difficult to read the law books. In 1988, he was diagnosed with age-related… [ Get More Details ]
Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss incur significantly higher costs than individuals with normal vision. Approximately 90% of the higher annual costs are non-eye related medical costs– $2,193 for those with… [ Get More Details ]
In one study, individuals age 80 and older made up 8% of the population, yet accounted for 69% of cases of blindness.
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Surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients
A common surgical procedure to relieve pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients where other treatments have not been effective, was found to increase the risk of cataract formation by… [ Get More Details ]