Vision Health — Age-Related Vision Disorders & Ways to Prevent Them 

June Health Focus: Week 4

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A cataract is an opacification (cloudiness) of the eye’s normally clear crystalline lens. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide; however it is preventable. 

 

Overview of Cataracts 

Preventing Cataracts 

 

Side windows in cars do not protect adequately from ultraviolet­ A (UVA) radiation — the kind of radiation that is mainly responsible for skin cancer and cataracts. 

 

Sun Risk From Side Windows  

Glaucoma is a condition in which deterioration of the optic nerve leads to progressive vision loss. It is the second leading treatable cause of blindness in the United States. 

 

Overview of Glaucoma 

Symptoms and Prevention of Glaucoma 

 

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the macula. The macula is the central, most critical part of the retina for providing sharp vision. 

 

Overview of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 

 

There’s good evidence that certain dietary supplements and a healthy diet slow the advance of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss. 

 

Research Connects Mediterranean Diet to Reduced Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 

 

Try these Mediterranean Diet inspired dishes! 
 

Moroccan Carrot Salad 

Tabbouleh 

Clams in Red Sauce over Couscous 

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