Women are more prone to eye disease. 67% of blindness and visual impairment occur in women according to a study by the University of Chicago. This higher prevalence of eye disease, per the National Institute of Health, is likely due to:
• women living longer than men
• women being at higher risk for autoimmune disorders
• women being more likely to undergo certain cancer treatments that affect the eyes
• normal age-related hormonal changes that affect the eyes
Regular eye exams, not just routine eye exams, that evaluate for specific eye diseases become increasingly important for women as they age.
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