Blurred Vision, Floaters, And Other Common Eye Problems

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that about 250 million individuals worldwide are visually impaired and more than 80% of these cases could have been cured or avoided. This is the main reason routine eye exams are crucial for everyone. A regular checkup can help in early detection and prevention of eye problems. There are several eye problems that should get immediate treatment. Some common eye problems are as follows:  

Blurry Vision

Blurred vision, even for a few minutes, might be a sign of numerous eye issues like torn retina, uveitis, and glaucoma. Sudden loss of vision in one eye might also be a sign of stroke.  

Floaters, Flashing Lights, Shadows

Noticeable floaters, shadows and sudden flashes of light in your vision is a typical sign of retinal detachment – a nerve layer present in the backside of the eye which sends images and signals to your brain. Physical eye injury, eye diseases and nearsightedness are some of the main reasons for retinal detachment. It is essential to get it treated instantly or it can result blindness.   

Sudden Vision Loss

Loss of vision in one eye is a sign of various eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It can also lead to AMD which is one of the most common reasons for loss of vision in elderly.

Eye Injury or Pain

Majority of diseases of the eye are not painful but there are certain injuries or conditions that can cause pain. These include eye cancer, scratched cornea, eye injury, dry eye, or glaucoma. Injuries in the eye should be immediately examined and treated to avoid worsening of problems or eye conditions.  

Persistent Eye Discomfort

Discomfort in eyes that is caused by any particle entering your eye must be treated at once, especially if the discomfort is persistent. It is important that you get your eye examined if you can’t get rid of the foreign particle from your eye after splashing cold water in your eyes a few times as it can lead to an eye infection.   

Eye Discomfort with Contact Lenses

Majority of the individuals wearing contact lenses never have to experience any discomfort if they handle the lens properly and take proper care of it. However, serious infections can be caused due to lack of care. It is essential to stop wearing your lenses in case of persistent discomfort, redness and pain in the eye.  

Complications in Eye Surgery

Experiencing blurry vision, eye pain or eye redness after an eye surgery should be reported to the doctor immediately.  

 

Your eyes are sensitive and you must take appropriate measures to make sure they are in good and healthy condition. If these symptoms occur persistently or even if they disappear after a while, it is important to get your eyes checked and examined by a specialist. Avoid neglecting or ignoring these warning signs as this can result in serious eye problems and in worse case scenarios, complete loss of vision. For more advice on eyecare or to book a checkup, visit http://www.healthonemedicine.com/.

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Health One Family Medicine

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