The national institute of health has an article about the Leading Cause Of Blindness. This page is well worth your while to read. And also, it should inspire you to see your eye doctor on a regular basis! This is the best way to deal with eye diseases that can cause vision loss. The earlier you treat these conditions the better chance of helping you keep as much vision as possible!
Also, check out the many articles on these health conditions and some natural remedies at: Better Vision
Cataracts cause your lenses to cloud. They are more prevelant in older people. Over 20 million suffer from this eye condition. Cataract surgery had become very common, and safe and effective. Check out the website listed at the end of this article for signs and symptoms of cataracts.
Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve and is a leading cause of blindness. A rise in fluid causes damage to the optic nerve. There is often no symptoms, although an indepth eye exam will detect this condition. Another reason for regular eye examinations.
There is a Macular degeneration, also appropriately called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is also a leading cause of vision loss for those who are 60 years and older. AMD destroys your central vision.
There is a second type of Macular degeneration, which is more severe, and has a faster onset. This is the wet type, the AMD is called the dry type. Check out the website listed below for more details.
Obviously, this is a concern of those with diabetes. Almost all blindness could be prevented. You have to go to your eye doctor at least once a year!
Here is the website on Leading Cause Blindness On NIH
Here is another great website about “Living With AMD”