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- Website: About Health
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, low level of antioxidants and sun exposure can all increase your risk of macular degeneration. Age, gender, family history and ethnicity also affect your risk.
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eye, vision, macular degeneration, cataract, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, zinc
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 3/8/2017 3:40:58 PM
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The Canadian Opthalmological Society recommends people at risk of glaucoma have a complete eye examination every year if age 60 or older, or every 2 years if age 50 to 59. Certain health conditions, medications, history and ethnicity can affect your risk of glaucoma.
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Refer to these guidelines for how often you should have an eye exam. For example, at age 50 consider yearly examinations for glaucoma or other vision problems. If you have a disease that affects your eyes, have an exam every year.
This resource provides a series of photos that show what different eye conditions look like, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. It also provides information and treatment options for common eye conditions.
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