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Understanding Eyes: Cataracts, Glaucoma & Macular Degeneration

As you get older, it s natural for your eyesight to deteriorate slightly and for you to need reading spectacles or a stronger sight prescription. However, there are also some specific eye conditions that can affect older people.

Cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are the most common causes of poor vision. Each predominantly affects people of middle age and beyond. Many people with visual difficulties in later life are unnecessarily frightened that they are going to undergo progressive visual loss that will curtail their lifestyle or threaten their independence. This book is written to help you understand the causes, symptoms and treatments of these common eye conditions.