Dr. David Mitchell, OD, discusses elderly eye syndrome.
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Featuring Dr. David Mitchell, OD
Elderly Eye Syndromes
Duration: 1 minute
Well certainly in our elderly patients their chief concern is eye disease, and this generally manifests itself either as cataracts or macular degeneration.
In macular degeneration there are two kinds, the wet and the dry. They both have treatments now, and the sooner that we can diagnose them the sooner the treatment can be started.
In cataract surgery, it's a fairly straightforward where a cloudy lens is removed, and a replacement lens is put in.
Local Practitioners: Optometrist
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