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      Ageing and ocular problems

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          Ageing is a common problem in modern societies. Due to sophisticated new methods in medicine, the average life expectancy significantly increased in recent years. 70 is the new 50. The new principles of food intake and processing, more exercise, and less smoking contributed to a health benefits and a longer life span of human kind. Nevertheless, there are the special problems of ageing. Numerous dysfunctions of the body may arise affecting a broad range of organs and the musculoskeletal system. The eye can also be severely affected by ageing. Vision gained more importance recently especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elderly people who never used computers before, had to learn computer technology in order to communicate with their family and to accomplish their everyday tasks or pay their bills. Therefore, good near vision has become crucial for elderly people. In this review article the most common ageing problems of the eye, therapies and pathophysiology of ageing processes will be reviewed and discussed. There are physiological problems of ageing and there are ocular pathologies which can be treated efficiently in time to preserve near and far visual acuity.

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          Contributors
          Journal
          2066
          Developments in Health Sciences
          DHS
          Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest )
          2630-9378
          2630-936X
          16 November 2021
          10 February 2022
          : 4
          : 1
          : 2-6
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of General Medicine, Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          [2 ] Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          Author notes
          [* ]Corresponding author. Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of General Medicine, Semmelweis University , Mária u. 39, H-1085, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: nagy.zoltan_zsolt@ 123456med.semmelweis-univ.hu
          Article
          10.1556/2066.2021.00042
          85e2834d-1783-4625-bf73-bd1418e880a8
          © 2021 The Author(s)

          Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated. (SID_1)

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          Medicine,Immunology,Health & Social care,Microbiology & Virology,Infectious disease & Microbiology
          crystalline lens,eye,cornea,ageing,retina,pathophysiology of ageing of the eye

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