Your best defense is to have regular checkups. Eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.
Some eye problems are minor and don’t last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.
Red, watery eyes, inflamed lids, blurred vision and a sandy or scratchy feeling in the eyes may indicate that you have conjunctivitis. Pus-like or watery discharge around the eyelids may indicate an infectious form of the disease. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”350″]
Blepharitis & Styes
If your eyelid rims are red and irritated, if they burn and itch or if you’ve noticed an oily discharge or scaly skin around them, you may have an inflammatory problem called “blepharitis”. Some people describe it as “psoriasis of the eyelids”. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”349″]
The most scary thing about glaucoma is that it can steal your vision gradually and without your noticing. The best defense against glaucoma is a regular eye examination. Glaucoma most often effects people over age 50. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”347″]
A disease that prevents your body from making or using insulin to break down sugar in your bloodstream, can affect your eyes and your vision. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”345″]
Macular Degeneration is most common in people over the age of 65 but there have been some cases affecting people as young as their 40s and 50s. Symptoms include blurry or fuzzy vision, straight lines like telephone poles and sides of buildings appear wavy and a dark or empty area may appear in the center of vision. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”348″]
If your eyes sting, itch or burn, you may be experiencing the common signs of “dry eye.” A feeling of something foreign within the eye or general discomfort may also signal dry eye/ A slit lamp or bio-microscope evaluation with a special dye to evaluate the tear film is also part of our standard eye exam. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”351″]
Eyes over 40 (Presbyopia)
Presbyopia is a natural break down of the ciliary muscle and accommodative system. [albdesign_modal_popup id=”343″]