80% of People Are Unaware of This Health Problem.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study out of Singapore finding that while many people feel they have a “normal” level of sight, 83% may be unaware that they have an eye condition.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/vision-articles/80-of-people-are-unaware-of-this-health-problem) notes, according to the study, a lot of things may be happening with a person’s eyesight that they’re unaware of. The researchers looked at factors that contributed to a lack of awareness when it came to vision health in the general population and found some interesting results.
As the article “80% of People Are Unaware of This Health Problem” reports, the study included 1,504 adults and covered a whole range of eye conditions: cataracts, myopia, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. In an unusual twist, the researchers took note of all who didn’t answer “yes” to having an eye condition, despite being previously told by their doctor that they did.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article notes that the numbers were astounding: 83% were unaware of at least one of their eye conditions. After controlling for various factors, the researchers discovered that those most likely to be in-the-dark about their eye health were: older adults, those with better visual acuity, lower education, lower income, higher blood glucose, and/or higher serum cholesterol, and people who were less likely to wear glasses.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by advising readers to get regular eye checkups, as being aware of their eye condition could empower them to take better care of their eyes to prevent problems later in life. As well, readers should be certain they’re eating nutritious foods, as the eyes require a significant portion of a body’s nutrient intake (including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) to function properly and remain healthy.
(SOURCE: Huang, O.S. et al., “Lack of awareness of common eye conditions in the community,” Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013; 20(1): 52-60.)
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