Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume: 2

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale ...
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Vision Changes and Ocular Disorders

Pp. 72-83 (12)

Jeremy W. Grabbe

Abstract

Among the sensory changes that negatively impact older adults, changes in vision are the most salient. Problems with vision are associated with trouble reading and driving. The impact on activities of daily living is apparent and pervasive. Many older adults find that their lifestyles are most significantly impacted by visual changes and visual ailments.

Keywords:

Accommodation, Diabetes, Retinopathy, Surgical correction, Vision, Vision changes, Visual aids.

Affiliation:

The State University of New York, Plattsburgh 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901, USA.