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By Five per cent of Galway residents tested positive for age-related macular degeneratio (AMD), a leading cause of blindness, and have since been referred on to an eye specialist.
This year’s AMD Awareness Week is running from September 22 to 30, to promote early detection of the signs of AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland. AMD is the principal cause of sight loss for people over the age of 50 in the western world and, although it is not as well known as other eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma, it is thought to affect one in 10 Irish people over the age of 50.
This year’s AMD Awareness Week is running from September 22-30 to promote early detection of the signs of AMD (age-related macular degeneration), the most common cause of registered blindness in Ireland.
Ford has joined forces with Cambridge University to gain a better understanding of visual impairment issues that come with an aging society and to use digital tools to better design vehicles for those with vision problems.
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New research carried out among people in Ireland over the age of 50 identified sight loss as their most commonly held fear, with 40 per cent of respondents highlighting that they would miss their independence most if they were affected by visual impairment, followed by reading (23 per cent) and driving (16 per cent).
Most people are aware of the importance of an eye examination every two years for the purposes of their sight. Many, however, overlook the emphasis your optician places on your eye health. Previously an ophthalmoscope alone was used to look at the back of the eye, but this is now used in addition to a new technology called the fundus camera.
Irish charity Fighting Blindness, as part of a drive to advance research and expand its professional counselling services, will hold a collection in Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Mullingar tomorrow, Saturday November 6.
This year’s AMD (age-related macular degeneration) Awareness Week takes place from Monday 20 to Sunday September 26 and will be marked with free eye testing in a selection of opticians in Kilkenny
We are frequently reminded about how we can alter our diets to maintain a healthy weight and heart but eating for our eye health is not something people consider enough. A few simple adjustments to what you eat can not only help you maintain and enhance the condition of your eyes but also prevent you from losing one of your most important senses.