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diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes, both common in older
adults. Common occurrences during the elder years include:
disorders are a leading cause of vision loss in elderly people. When
damaged, the light-sensitive cells lining the retina cannot pass images
to the brain. If detected and treated early, vision loss may be slowed
or halted. Some of the more common retinal conditions include:
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