Age related eye diseases are not only diseases of the eye but sick eyes in a sick body. This is true for age related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and other vascular diseases affecting the eye. All those diseases are associated with increase mortality. I addition to the eye examination a complete medical history and blood tests are needed to determine the systemic factors contributing the the eye diseases. Treatment of the eye is only part of the treatment.
Dr. Clement Trempe, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Trempe is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.