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September 2018
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Cornea problems

Beyond blurred vision

For the cornea to work properly, it must be transparent to allow light in and it must have a smooth, symmetric curve so that light rays come together at the same place on the retina. When the transparency, texture or shape of the cornea is altered, vision problems may result.

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About half of older Americans have problems with balance.

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Second Opinion

My eyes have gotten drier as I’ve gotten older and I’ve tried eyedrops for relief. But some eyedrops feel irritating and others seem to have a rather thick consistency. What options do I have?

First off, some people find relief even without buying any special remedies. One option is to apply warm compresses to the eyes. You can use a warm washcloth or a heated beaded mask and apply to the eyes for 10 minutes. Then, gently wash the eyelash and eyelid area using watered-down mild shampoo.

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