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<jats:title>Summary</jats:title><jats:p>Age-related changes affect all structures of the eye, and while age-related changes may influence the quality of vision, it is important to distinguish age-related physiological changes from pathological changes. This is important particularly when identifying pathological changes that may be treatable. The prevalence of visual loss increases substantially after 60 years of age and poor vision is the second most prevalent physical disability in older people. This review describes the normal ageing changes of the eye and outlines common ophthalmic diseases affecting older people. We refer to recent advances in diagnosis and treatment, and relevant current research.</jats:p>

Original publication




Journal article


Reviews in Clinical Gerontology


Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Publication Date





234 - 250