According to healthline Cataracts and glaucoma are two eye illnesses that can cause significant vision loss. In fact, a worldwide survey found that cataract was the leading cause of blindness, with glaucoma coming in as a distant second. If these disorders are not diagnosed quickly enough or treated properly, they might cause permanent vision loss.
In light of a recent story in Medical News Today, this piece will explore early warning signs of ocular diseases like glaucoma and cataracts. Relax and take in this article as you get some useful knowledge.
Identifying Cataracts and Glaucoma
Without understanding what to look for, there is no way to detect glaucoma or cataract in its early stages. So, here are a few of the symptoms to look out for that could indicate you're dealing with one of these conditions:
One symptom of cataracts is a cloudiness of the lens, which can impair a person's vision. If, upon examining your eyes in the mirror, you observe an abnormal cloudiness in the lens, you may have Cataract. This is a common symptom of cataract development.
Having pain or redness in the eyes without a clear reason for it is a common symptom of a number of different conditions. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor if you have any redness or unusual pain in your eyes, as these can be symptoms of glaucoma or cataracts. Glaucoma is the most common cause, but there's no way to be sure.
In the early stages of cataract, you may experience a blurriness of vision that is unlike any other. This haziness of sight might make it look like you're seeing through a fogged window. Cataracts develop when a person's vision gradually becomes hazy over time, to the point that even viewing nearby objects becomes difficult.
4. Fluid buildup or poor drainage of eye fluid is common in glaucoma, which can cause eye pressure or a constant feeling of fullness in the eyes. Don't brush off these symptoms; they could indicate serious problems with your eyes.
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