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- Website: Mayo Clinic
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Recognize signs of eye floaters, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration which can occur with age. Speak with your doctor about changes in your eyesight.
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retinal , retina, cataract, blindness, glaucoma, macular degeneration
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Rated on: 3/8/2017 3:36:32 PM
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