Become Aware Of Different Vision Problems and Their Symptoms

Jul 29, 2014
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Vision problems are most commonly the refractive error that occurs when the shape of the eye prevents the light from focusing directly on the retina. Usually the length of the eyeball, aging of the lens or changes in the shape of the cornea can be the reason behind the cause of refractive errors. Most of the people can suffer from one or more of these conditions.

If one is having any kind of vision problem, then he/she should know it prior the actual problem starts. It is necessary that one should be aware about the symptoms related to various vision problems. So, listing below some of the common vision problem symptoms that are listed down by Gulden Ophthalmic in order to prevent from severe damage to eye are as follows:

  • Farsightedness:

The blurred vision that occurs when one is looking at near objects or most commonly near as well as far objects indicates that one may be farsighted or hyperopic.

  • Nearsightedness:

The blurred vision that is worse when one is looking at distant objects may suggest that one may be nearsighted or myopic. These myopic people most often have a very good near vision.

  • Retinal detachment:

The abrupt beginning of the flashing lights most often with the combination of the black floating spots in the vision is termed as retinal detachment. It is more probably combined with the feeling of a dark curtain or the veil blocking of any portion of the vision is the retinal detachment. One can cover each eye separately and then compare the sight of each eye. Different eye models are being tested to lower down this problem.

  • Astigmatism:

The blurry vision that occurs at any distance and coincides with the discovery of other kind of vision problems is known as astigmatism.

Cataracts:
Cataracts development is generally a gradual process that may be pre-identified through various symptoms. Its symptoms includes-

  • Weaker vision at nights or having difficulty in the viewing sharp movements or objects.
  • Having hazy vision that could be worse in bright lights.
  • Colors appearing as it have been faded or yellowish in appearance.
  • Need for brighter light for reading.
  • An opaque appearance or milky white appearance over the dark pupil.
  • Painful inflammation or pressure within the eye.

Night blindness:
There is difficulty in distinguishing the objects in the dim light and is more possibly a sign of the night blindness.

Color blindness:
In this condition, there is difficulty in distinguishing the shades or the intensity of the color that may conclude color perception problem. Patients are usually unaware of the color vision defects until they are discovered on testing and usually it is detected in males.

Amblyopia:
It is a loss of vision from an eye that is usually crossed inward or outward or even otherwise been blocked from viewing properly in a droopy eyelid or an undiagnosed need for the eyeglasses in the eye.

Strabismus:
In this condition, the eyes are not able to move together within a coordinated pattern or it has been crossed inward or outward. Normally young children suffer from this problem if they rub one or both eyes frequently or tilt their heads.

Macular degeneration:
The symptoms of this problem generally includes-

  • Dim or distorted vision.
  • Blank spots within the central field of vision.
  • Gradual loss of precise central vision.

Thus, these are some of the common vision problems that could affect anyone. Some of these are serious problems that are necessary to be detected and treated as soon as possible. Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? If yes, please set an appointment with Ophthalmologist.

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Author: Daniel Clark



  • bobl07

    Thanks Daniel for showing us the many reasons why we should take care of our vision.

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