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June 14, 2004

Vision Health

Top Four Eye Diseases

Threatening Vision Today

According to a 2002 report

from the National Eye Institute, blindness is affecting more Americans

than ever before. Estimates predict that the current population

of Americans age 40 and older is 119 million; by 2030, that figure

will balloon to 170 million. They have also estimated that more

than one million Americans in this age range are currently blind,

while an additional 2.4 million are visually impaired.

Although these statistics are scary, we are know a lot about treating

and preventing the top four eye diseases threatening vision today.

These are:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma

One of the largest risk factors for eye disease is simply

the aging process. Diabetes and poor nutrition are other key risk

factors. But the good news is that the progression of these conditions

can be slowed and even thwarted with preventive care and early detection.

Read More on Vision:

Getting Started

Age-Related Macular Degeneration



Diabetic Retinopathy

Keep It Simple Tip: Palming

Nutritional Therapies

Lutein and Zeaxanthin for Age-related

Macular Degeneration

Antioxidants for AMD and Cataracts

Help for Dry Eyes

Protect Your Eyes from Strain

Complementary Therapies

Red Light Therapy for Macular Degeneration

Ozone Therapy for Macular Degeneration



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