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11 things eyes say about senior health

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Changes in your eyes can indicate problems with your health before you notice other symptoms. Tell your doctor if you notice unusual spots or bumps on your eyes or eyelids, bulging eyes, yellow or watery eyes or if you are suddenly unable to close your eye or have eye pain. Changes in your vision, such as cloudiness, blurred or tunnel vision, sudden loss of vision or dark spots in your field of vision are also important to report to your doctor. Get regular eye exams for maintaining eye health.

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eye health, vision loss, symptoms, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, stroke

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Rated on: 6/1/2016 2:07:46 PM

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