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General EYE ADVICE

Introduction

Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping

Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS

Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS

Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS  (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)

Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)

Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)

Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.

Section (A) ASTIGMATISM

Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS

Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers

Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma

CONCLUSION

Recommendations:

(i) Regular eye examinations are essential to detect any signs of disease.

(ii) For Cataract and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) see main body of text immediately above.

(iii) For Glaucoma and Diabetic Eye Disease see Middle Age section above.

(iv) For chronic infective conjunctivitis see main body of text above and refer to Appendix II on NASAL RINSING and practice advice given therein.

(v) For dry eye problems, see main body of text above.

(vi) For symptoms of floaters or spots, see the text immediately above.

(vii) Practicing good vision habits will help prevent eyestrain and consequent effects on the eyes. Refer to Appendix I for details. VDU users may refer to Part II (C): hints on eye usage with computers for detailed discussion and recommendations related to VDU use.

In particular, apart from using the recommended reading correction, it is advisable to use a bookstand and adequate lighting to prevent eyestrain and neck stiffness when reading. 

 

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