In this chapter we have provided a brief overview of age-related eye diseases and the current state of knowledge and research on three of these. Age-related cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and progressive open angle glaucoma account for much of the population burden imposed by age-related eye diseases. Although no perfect system to study these diseases exists today, an increasing number of experimental models are being developed. Although none is an exact replica of the clinical disease and should not be applied indiscriminately, each of these can provide useful information on some aspects of the disease in humans. They promise to accelerate the pace of research and provide mechanistic and therapeutic insights into the diseases that threaten sight in our aging population.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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