Preventing Vision related Falls In Seniors
As we age, so do our eyes. Aging eyes can mean decreased sharpness in our vision, an inability to distinguish between shades, problems with glare, slower adaptation to darkness and reductions in how much of our surroundings can be seen at one time. Any one of these changes increases the risk of a fall and it’s the first consideration in falls prevention.
Considering age-related eye disease
AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD), CATARACTS,GLAUCOMA AND DIABETIC RETINOPATHY1
are the major causes of vision impairment that result in falls. These eye diseases increase the risk because they can affect the following:
Balance l Motor perception l Reaction time l Visual attention
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