Welcome Back!

User Name
Password
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

How Fathers can help in Br...
Posts: 1 Views: 338

Hi everyone
Posts: 1 Views: 632

Gifts for Father's Da...
Posts: 18 Views: 2279

Which camera to choose?
Posts: 1 Views: 1024

SEEKING FUN-FRESH CONTESTA...
Posts: 1 Views: 1123

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

Don’t kids automatically recover their lost sight when they grow up??

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 22-01-2007

The lens of the eye is a notable exception when it comes to damaged cells being repaired or replaced. The cells of the lens of the eye are never replaced; the proteins of the lens are never replenished. The lens cannot repair itself; damage accumulates over a lifetime.


 


Unlike cataracts, little can be done to treat retinal diseases. Unlike the lens, the retina is irreplaceable. Macular degeneration, the accumulation of damage in the retina, is the leading cause of blindness from retinal disease. Slowly over the years the macula is irreversibly damaged by exposure to UV radiation.


 


About one third of adults over age 65 experience this steady decline of central vision, not correctable by glasses.