Aging Eye – Its Specific Features and Diseases
Weber P., 1Svačinová J., Kubešová H.
Klinika interní, geriatrie, ošetřovatelství a praktického lékařství LF MU a FN, Brno – Bohunice 1Oční klinika LF MU a FN, Brno – Bohunice
Practically oriented overview of the anatomical and physiological changes in the eye during aging is presented
together with the description of diseases typical for the advanced age. The growing number of patients with eye
diseases of advanced age and the comparatively low awareness of this fact within the medical community brought us
to the publishing of the presented overview. It is necessary to increase the understanding of geriatric problems among
ophthalmologists as well as to enhance the awareness of the age related changes in the eye during ageing among the
physicians – non-ophthalmologists (namely among the general practitioners, internists, geriatrists) who treat seniors
for other diseases. Namely they can meet in their everyday praxis the problems of drug interaction and the general
and ophthalmologic side effects of various types of treatment. The use of ophthalmologic drugs (e.g. anti-glaucoma
remedies) is connected with undesirable effects on the organism in any age and namely in elderly patients.
Aging eye, anatomical and physiological changes in the eye, eye diseases, multimorbidity.