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Low vision can result from loss of macular function, with loss of peripheral vision or from loss of hemi-fields of vision such as in cases with stroke.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Our eyes and our ears are how we make sense of the world around us. While many people have been very successful despite visual or hearing impairments (and on occasion both), many of the compensatory abilities tend to decline with age.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in North America.
Cataract surgery is the most common refractive surgical procedure performed on aging individuals.
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) remains the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people of working age, in spite of the fact that current treatments are effective.
Vision and hearing impairments are common in older people. They not only impact on the quality of life and independent living of affected individuals, but also contribute to the overall burden of aged care.