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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2020

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Eye disease in older adults: risk factors and treatments

Eye disease in older adults: risk factors and treatments
Eye disease

Article topics: Cataracts, Eye disease, Glaucoma, Older adults, Risk factors

There are a number of eye diseases that increase in prevalence in older age, all of which affect vision to varying degrees. Impaired vision can impact significantly on an older person’s quality of life and ability to live independently. This article addresses the most common eye diseases seen in older adults. It discusses risk factors, signs, symptoms as well as treatment and management, with the aim of providing an overview for nurses, thus increasing knowledge, understanding and confidence in this area.

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