The eye is one of the most important organs in the human body because it collects light from the visible environment, converts it into nerve impulses, and then transmits them to the brain to produce an image that allows us to see. Unlike other important organs such as the kidney and the heart, a person without an eye can still live a full life; nevertheless, such a person is likely to have limitations in their ability to accomplish particular jobs on their own, disability in mobility around, and may even isolate themselves socially. All of this serves to emphasize the importance of the sight.
However, as the human body ages, certain changes may occur that impair the eyes and eyesight. This weakening of vision may have an impact on the eye's long-term health and, in severe situations, may result in total blindness. Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and presbyopia are some of the most prevalent age-related eye issues that afflict people as they get older (typically in their 60s and 70s), with each of the four having the potential to impair vision.
Below is a basic description of how each affects or acts on the eye:
This is the inability to notice little objects or text up close. It develops over a person's lifespan and worsens with time, especially if medical help is not sought promptly.
These are foggy regions that grow in the front of the eye's lens, preventing light from flowing freely through to the retina, resulting in blurry vision.
This is a condition in which there is an increase in ocular pressure that, if not addressed, can result in irreversible vision loss or blindness. The disease worsens as people get older.
4. Age-related macular degeneration
This is the loss of cells in the macular, which results in distorted or impaired center vision. This causes visual loss but does not result in total blindness.
It's crucial to note that, while these age-related eye diseases can be caused by a variety of circumstances, they're more common as people become older. Many of these, however, can be remedied or even prevented by visiting an eye doctor on a regular basis for a checkup. Another strategy to avoid some of them is to live a healthy lifestyle and eat eye-friendly foods, which can help establish a strong foundation and immunity against some of these eye problems. More of these eye-friendly meals would help to supply the eye with the nutrients it requires.
With that in mind, here are some foods that are generally excellent for the eyes and can help create a firm foundation against some of the age-related eye problems noted above:
3. Egg Yolk
4. Nuts (Cashew, Almond, Peanut)\s5. Beans
6. Fruits (Carrots, Mango, Papaya, Oranges, etc)
9. Red Pepper
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