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Aging and Your Eyes - [PDF FILE - 79.9 KB] This is a downloadable file of a 10 page brochure that includes: Five Steps to Safeguard Your Eyesight, Common Eyes Complaints, Eye Diseases and Disorders, and Resources. To view this PDF file you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download for free for either a PC or Macintosh. Download Acrobat (National Institute on Aging)
Airborne Allergens: Something in the Air - (PDF FILE - 1.45MB) 40-page booklet summarizes what health experts know about the causes and symptoms of allergic reactions to airborne allergens, how health care providers diagnose and treat these reactions, and what medical researchers are doing to help people who suffer from these allergies. To view this PDF file you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download for free for either a PC or Macintosh. Download Acrobat (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Eyes and Vision (MEDLINE plus) - Carefully selected links to Web resources and the latest, authoritative health information related to eyes and vision. (National Library of Medicine)
Gene Increases Risk of Blindness - News in health summary about the discovery of a gene that affects a person's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. (Office of the Director)
Genes and Disease - Eye Diseases - (National Library of Medicine)
Learning About Duane Syndrome - Informaiton about Duane Syndrome and its symptoms, causes and hereditary risk factors. (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Learning About Retinitis Pigmentosis - Fact sheet about retinitis pigmentosis - a group of inherited eye diseases that affect the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye). (National Human Genome Research Institute)
National Eye Institute Photograph, Image & Video Catalog - A repository that contains 18 categories of photographs, images, and videos related to the eye, eye diseases, and vision. (National Eye Institute)
Nutritional Therapies for Age-Related Eye Diseases (Webcast) - Emily Chew, M.D., explains age-related eye diseases, their incidence and the results of recent studies regarding nutritional supplements for these conditions. The public health impact of such treatment is also assessed. Between 2000 and 2020, the number of people 65 years or older in the United States will increase from 35 million to 53 million, a 53 percent increase. This is the fastest growing segment of the United States. The public health significance of age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts will increase. (October 8, 2002) To view this videocast you will need RealPlayer, which you can download for free for either a PC or a Macintosh.”Download RealPlayer (National Eye Institute)
THE EYE SITE: A Traveling Exhibit on Low Vision - THE EYE SITE is designed to provide information to the general public about low vision—a visual impairment not correctable by regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. Low vision affects millions of Americans. (National Eye Institute)

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