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Myopia and presbyopia are common eye disorders that affect both young and old. A person affected by myopia or also known as nearsightedness hardly sees objects from a distance and sees objects clearly when near. Presbyopia or also called long-farsightedness is an eye disorder that makes it hard for the affected person to see objects closely and have a clear view of distant objects. When individuals are young, their eye lenses are flexible and soft. Lens of the eye changes its shape simply and allows you to focus on objects both far away and close. After the age of forty, lens of the eye becomes a lot rigid. As lenses cannot change shape easily as it once did, it is a lot difficult to read at close ranges. This condition is called Presbyopia.
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There are two general eye problems for young and old and these are myopia or commonly called as nearsightedness and Presbyopia or farsightedness. Myopia is a refractive error that means that the eye of an individual does not refract or bend light correctly to a single focus in order to see images vividly. In nearsightedness, close objects look vivid, but distant things appear blurred. Nearsightedness or myopia is a condition that really affects about 25% of Americans. Myopia is an eye focusing disorder, not entirely an eye disease.
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When it comes to glaucoma there are a lot of unknowns. Whilst there are risk factors, no one knows for sure what causes it. Whilst there are treatments that can help manage the condition, there is no definitive cure.
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Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause vision loss or blindness. With glaucoma, fluid builds up in the eye, which puts pressure on the back of the eye. This pressure injures the optic nerve and causes vision loss. Side vision is often affected first, followed by front vision.
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Cataract is an opacity or cloudiness of the eye’s crystalline lens and is usually experienced by adults. The cloudiness results to poor vision and eventual blindness. Many individuals all over the world are trapped within this condition, and most are aspiring for best possible treatments and relief. The common symptoms of cataract include blurry and cloudy vision, dim vision, difficulty in night vision, oversensitivity to light and more. Cataract symptoms are influenced by the location of the cataract in the lens of the eyes.
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The increasing number of patients each year usually causes the shortage of flu vaccines. However, not all flu vaccines have the same ingredients since there there's the existence of the regular flu as well as the H1N1 or swine flu virus. H1N1 or swine flu is the most threatening among the two types of major flu viruses because it was the culprit of the 2009 pandemic.
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Flu season is a normal occurrence every year. However, when the pandemic flu or H1N1 spread across the globe in 2009, people became more aware of the seriousness of this type of flu. Often referred to as 'swine flu', H1N1 can be contracted from one person to another by respiratory droplets. The symptoms of H1N1 usually last for 4 to 6 days.
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