Eyes are our top priority out of our overall body. See an eye doctor if you observe any unusual changes in your eyes. Early treatment and detection are important not only for keeping your vision healthy, but preventing from blindness or vision loss. Following are the symptoms of eye problems.
Symptoms Of Eye Problems
Cataract develops in the crystalline lens of the eyes, varying from slight to opacity and obstructing the passage of light. This is a leading cause of blindness and experts believe that there are many factors contributing such as injury, illness or age. Cataract mostly develops in one eye, but people who already have in one eye tend to develop in other eye as well. When a cataract is present, color seems yellow and dull and image is blocked altogether. When cataract just develops, vision becomes blurry. There are many types of cataract namely traumtaic cataract, secondary cataract, congenital cataract, radiation cataract and nuclear cataract. Symptoms differ from person to person, but the common symptoms are double vision, sunlight seem to be very bright, changes in glasses prescription, foggy vision and so on.
Glaucoma causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve that is related to retina and worsens over a period of time. If damaged from high eye pressure, optic nerve and blood vessels in the eye causes permanent vision loss. Glaucoma causes due to constant production of aqueous that fills the space between cornea and iris, the aqueous filters out through a drainage system.
The balance between production and drainage determines the eye’s pressure, some eyes cannot tolerate this pressure and that is why it is completely normal for one person to have eye pressure. There are many types of glaucoma angle-closure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma.The symptoms include headache, nausea, eye pain, glare sensitivity, tearing and enlargement of cornea. Early treatment and detection can help to halt the progress of the disease.
Conjunctivitis often called as pink eye is an inflammation that lines the inner surface of eyelid and covers the white part. It affects both the eyes and can be contagious at home or schools. Though it is a very small infection for a couple of days, but still can lead to major problems. Conjunctivitis patient experiences some of the common symptoms like excessive tearing, itching, discharge from watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sensitivity to lights.
Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that pulls retina from tissues around it. If retina is not repaired on time you can lose your vision. The retina lies very smoothly at back of the eyeball, if any part of retina is pulled or lifted from the original position it is called detached retina. There are many surgeries for treating retina namely vitrectomy, scleral buckle and pneumatic retinopexy. Symptoms of retina are painless like flashing lights, floaters and curtain of visual loss. Retinal detachment does not occur very often, it happens 1 in 10,000 per year. Eye injury, eye surgery or nearsightedness increases risk of retinal detachment.
Apart from above symptoms people face many other symptoms such as eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, blindness, macular degeneration and many more. Eyes play an important role in our life. If you observe any of these symptoms, just consult your doctor for eye examination.