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Is the main cause of vision loss in older people glaucoma, diabetes, or macular degeneration?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on age

There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age.
Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages.

In brief: Depends on age

There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age.
Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on age

There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age.
Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages.

In brief: Depends on age

There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age.
Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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