Today, Wednesday June 20, Philly.com’s writer Meeri Kim posted a great article about senior American’s and vision-threatening eye disorders. Please share with senior adults in your life! Below is an excerpt and a link to the full article.
“The last 10 years have seen a dramatic rise in the percentage of older Americans afflicted with vision-threatening eye disorders, as seen in new data released by Prevent Blindness America in partnership with the National Eye Institute and Johns Hopkins University.
“I think it’s alarming that the prevalence rates are rising because these are devastating diseases,” says Richard S. Kaiser, a retina surgeon at Wills Eye Institute. “It’s one thing to talk about a population, and describe a population with a disease, but … when you are with these people day in and day out, it is heartbreaking to have to diagnose them with these conditions.”"……
Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/159710125.html#ixzz1yOVgQxEi
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