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    Which eye diseases have increased risk with age?

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    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about … View Profile

    Glaucoma risk increases with advancing age, with the incidence approximately doubling every decade of life, from approximately 1 in 200 at age 40 years - 1 in 10 at age 80 years.

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    Dr David Wechsler

    Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)

    The big 4 eye diseases which are the most common cause of decreased vision in our society - Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy all have increased risk with age. 

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    Have been in private practice for 35 years and specialise in assessing eye diseases and giving professional advice regarding these conditions. With the installation of … View Profile

    Cataracts is the obvious first choice and easiest diagnosed ,Glaucoma is the their of sight as it is very often missed eye pressures and field testing is paramount in routine examination but careful assessment of the optic nerve head the the neural layer with an OCT Scan will give the ultimate diagnosis.Macula disease detection by retinal camera gives a quick view of both macula and diabetic changes ,both increase with age but generally diabetic changes occur in more long standing period like10 years and in insulin dependent patients 

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