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Signs Of An Eye Problem You Should Not Ignore

Floaters

If you ever notice lines, specks, or dots which appear in your field of vision they are called floaters. They are actually floating inside the vitreous humor of your eye. Though it seems like they are in front of your eye. What you are really seeing is their shadow been casted on your retina.

Generally floaters are harmless because they fade away over time. But the severe floaters are symptoms of an eye problem such as:

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Eye Lymphoma Diabetic Retinopathy

Torn or Detached Retina


Night Blindness

If you have challenges seeing in the dark outside then you might have a night vision issue. Normally your eyes ought to easily adjust between light and dark areas. However having an eye problem which prevents you from seeing in the dark could be very difficult.

Problems associated with night vision could be a sign of:

Nystagmus

Cataracts

Retinitis Pigmentosa


Dry Eyes


Dry eyes can be most uncomfortable. They can make your eyes feel irritated, sandy, and scratchy. Dry eyes occur when your eyes are not producing sufficient quality tears to lubricate your eyes.

In some cases, dry eyes could be a common symptom of:

Blepharitis

Chronic Dry Eye


You See Black Spots In Your Vision

Seeing black spots in your field of vision could be scary. Most especially when it is accompanied with blurred vision. This is an indication of macular degeneration (an eye condition which could result in blindness).

According to Dr Kozarsky, " Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that may get worse over time. It’s the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 60." [1]


See Halos Around Lights

In case you notice circles or halos when you fix your eyes at lights in the night. This could be an indication of glaucoma (the accumulation of pressure within the eye which causes damage to the optic nerve). The pressure in your eye might be controlled, and relieved with eye drops or surgery.


If you are experiencing any of these signs, please do not ignore them. You should schedule an appointment with your optometrist and begin treatment at once.


Sources:

[1] WebMD Medical Reference. Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/macular-degeneration/age-related-macular-degeneration-overview

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