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Eye and Vision Care

Of all the information relayed to the brain, 80% is visual in origin. Eye and vision disorders have broad implications in health care because of their potential for causing disability, suffering, and loss of productivity. Many symptoms are also associated with general health problems, such as hypertension and diabetes. Early detection and treatment of eye and vision disorders are essential to maintaining a person's total health and well-being.

Eye and vision disorders have an impact on the quality of life for patients in all age groups. In children and young adults, most problems are functional in na (More)


Understanding Eye and Vision Care

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  • Children's Eye Health and Safety
  • Diabetics Should Keep Sights on Vision Health
  • Don't Fry Your Eyes
  • Dry Eye Syndrome Affects More Women Than Men
  • Extended Wear Contact Lenses
  • Eye and Vision Care Glossary
  • Eye Disease: Are You At Risk?
  • Eye Health and Diabetes
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  • How Do I Treat Sudden Sight Changes?
  • How Does Amblyopia Progress?
  • Is There Anything for Reoccurring Stys?
  • Pinguecula Growth: Should It Be Removed?
  • Should I Be Tested for Macular Degeneration Before Cataract Surgery?
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014