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Many eye diseases do not have early symptoms but can develop into serious problems if left untreated. People can ensure their eyes remain healthy by visiting an eye doctor regularly and reporting changes in vision, however small. In most cases, medical care and lifestyle alterations can manage eye diseases, but each is unique in the symptoms it produces and the most helpful treatments.

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1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-regulated macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among seniors over 65. The disease develops as macular tissues start to thin with age. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, and excessive exposure to light. Symptoms include blurred vision and distorted lines. In some cases, doctors can reverse age-related macular degeneration. The condition has various types, and doctors will perform diagnostic tests to determine which treatment is best.

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