Although the association of aging with mgd dry eye disease has long been recognized very few studies have been done to address the mechanism of age related increase of mgd potentially relevant mechanisms include androgens gh igf 1 axis stem cell and insulin resistance with one converging signal of foxos. Most age related eye conditions must be detected and treated early on to prevent lasting damage a comprehensive eye exam is recommended every one to two years depending on a persons age and unique risk factors these exams are vital for catching diseases like glaucoma and md that have no obvious symptoms in the early stages. Age related changes in the cornea and ocular surface tissues have a major effect on vision the diseases that affect these vital components of the eye cause major vision loss and place a sizable medical and socioeconomic burden on society left untreated more severe age related disease can cause loss of transparency and then blindness. Webmd explains age related vision problems and how they are treated eye problems what to expect as you age aging eyes and common vision problems glaucoma is a disease that affects the . Age related macular degeneration amd is the leading cause of irreversible visual loss in the united states occurring in over 10 of the population aged 65 to 74 years and over 25 of the population over the age of 74 years leibowitz et al 1980there are two types of macular degeneration
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