Healthy Vision Month – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Healthy Vision Month this May is an opportunity to highlight eye health. Dr. Rachel Bishop at the NIH says, there are four main causes of vision loss, many of which don’t have symptoms until after irreversible damage is done.
Bishop: The most common eye diseases and conditions in this country are macular degeneration in the older population, glaucoma most commonly in those aged 40 and above, diabetic eye disease associated with those people who have diabetes, and cataract.
Narrator: For more information how to maintain healthy vision, including the importance of a comprehensive dilated eye exam, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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