Category: Eyesight

Over 65s blind and partially sighted not receiving any social care support

2016-01-22 16:35:58

Over 65s blind and partially sighted not receiving any social care support Almost 12,500 blind and partially sighted older people become casualties of the social care crisis Thousands of blind and partially sighted older people are not receiving any social care support, becoming the latest casualties of the social care crisis, according to Charities Age UK and RNIB. In the four financial years between 2008/2009 and 2012/2013, there was a 36.5% reduction in social care services to older people with...Read more

Poor lifestyle increases risk of sight loss regardless of genetic predisposition

Smoking was found to pose the biggest modifiable risk to sight loss Eye health experts today marked National Eye Health Week (21 – 27 September) with a warning that unhealthy lifestyles are fuelling an alarming increase in avoidable sight loss as a new study published in the journal Ophthalmology(1) reveals lifestyle factors increase the risk of sight loss regardless of a person’s genetic make-up. The research, led by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, used healthy lifestyle scores based on...Read more