Navigation Links
Detecting Cataracts Early May Lead to a Longer Life
Date:9/19/2013

Dunwoody, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

A recent study done by Australian researchers and published in the American Academy of Ophthalmology showed those undergoing cataract surgery have a 40% lower mortality risk. Over half of Americans suffer from cataracts by the time they turn 80. However, many of the elderly don’t undergo any type of treatment for cataracts.

The elderly are most at risk of developing cataracts, along with smokers, those with diabetes and anybody suffering an eye injury. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the United States and the visually impaired have a higher mortality risk compared to those with normal vision according to the American News Report (9-9-13).

Symptoms and signs of cataracts include:

  •     Cloudy or Foggy Vision
  •     Blurry Vision
  •     Changes in the way you see colors
  •     Problems driving at night
  •     Sudden changes to your glasses prescription
  •     Double vision
  •     Issues dealing with glare during the day
  •     Progressive nearsightedness or "second sight"

Regular cataract screenings can help prevent the build-up of protein, which causes cloudiness in your eyes. Those over the age of 60 should schedule comprehensive eye exams often. Other preventative measures should be taken, including:

  •     Eating leafy greens
  •     Eating fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants
  •     Wearing sunglasses
  •     Adding Omega 3 Fatty Acids to your diet
  •     Monitoring blood sugar
  •     Maintaining a healthy weight

According to Tina Boatman the Corporate Director of Wellness and Resident Care at Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody, monthly eye exams can help spot signs of cataracts. "When residents shy away from activities they used to enjoy or begin bumping into items, it can be a sign of cataracts," stated Boatman.

When left untreated, cataracts develop slowly and can lead to complete blindness. "Monthly eye exams and other preventative measures are the best way to ensure blindness doesn't become a result of untreated cataracts," says Boatman.

About Dogwood Forest:

Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody is part of family-owned caregiving business Trinity Lifestyles. Its mission is to provide Georgia's seniors with a lifestyle of personal wellness, both for long-term residents and respite care. Dogwood Forest enhances senior living by balancing the need for mental, physical and emotional health. They can be contacted at:

Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody
7400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 350-7833

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11141117.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic: Scheduled imaging studies provide little help detecting relapse of aggressive lymphoma
2. Detecting autism from brain activity
3. Detecting circulating tumor cells
4. Handheld device for detecting counterfeit and substandard medicines tested by PQM
5. Detecting cocaine naturally
6. Amyloid imaging shows promise for detecting cardiac amyloidosis
7. New biomarker may help in detecting gliomas, reports Neurosurgery
8. Pharmacists provide additional line of defense for detecting knee osteoarthritis
9. Detecting thyroid disease by computer
10. New technology represents next-generation tool for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines
11. Studies See Advances in Detecting, Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing ... contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by ... Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... BEIJING , June 24, 2016 Dehaier ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ... as "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to ... Under the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: