At present, cataract surgery has been refined so that the super small incisions are self-sealing. Besides cataracts, eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration also affect seniors, although they are more insidious. Typically, medications are used to slow the damage caused by glaucoma. Meanwhile, high doses of supplements, including vitamins C and E and beta carotene and the mineral zinc, have been found to slow the progression of AMD in several trials.
This report was published in the US News and World Report
It was also noted that people with diabetes have added reason to worry: Diabetic retinopathy affects some 40 percent of people with the disease, with 8 percent of all diabetics facing significant vision loss. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control reduces the risk of harm.