The human eye is a complicated organ that’s also vital, and it can be affected by several external as well as internal factors. Common eye problems need immediate attention but primarily, you must be aware of what those issues are. You can bring your eye health back on track only when you are familiar with the symptoms!
What Causes Eye Problems?
- Viral, bacterial or fungal infections
- Eye injuries
- Genetic disorders
- Birth defect
- Organ failure
- Acute allergies
- Eye strain
- High blood pressure
- Medicinal side effects
What Are The Signs Of Eye Problems?
- Severe pain in the eyes
- Swelling and redness
- Eyelid twitching
- Floating strands
- Night blindness
- Discharge from the eyes
- Lowering or hazy vision
- Nearsightedness or farsightedness
- Abnormal sensations
Common Eye Problems
1. Eye Strain
In simple words, this is just a condition where you overuse your eyes without giving them the required break. The eyes get tired and feel the strain.
2. Lazy Eye
Also called as amblyopia, the vision of one eye becomes weaker. The pupil moves around ‘lazily’ as the development of that eye is improper. If detected in childhood, lifelong vision impairment can be avoided.
When you face difficulty in differentiating between colors, especially red and green, this is when the color cells of your eyes don’t work. In extreme cases, you only see grays. However, that’s rare.
Those tiny specks that keep floating across your visual field often go unnoticed. But, under certain conditions, it can be much severe. Retinal detachment is one such problem that can be a result of excessive floaters.
5. Dry Eyes
When your eyes aren’t able to produce good quality tears, you feel a burning sensation and dryness. You’ll not encounter vision loss, but it can still be uncomfortable.
6. Excessive Tearing
This has nothing to do with emotional havoc, but even the slightest wind can cause a bucket full of tears. It can further lead to an infection or be a sign of blocked tear glands.
When a hazy cloud forms in the eye lens, it blocks the passage of light and results in a blurry vision. The problem of cataract develops gradually and is accompanied by redness, pain and excessive tears.
A certain level of pressure in your eyes is said to be safe. But when it increases, the condition can damage your optic nerve and result in the disease called glaucoma. The case of blocked vessels can further cause eye inflammation.
One of the most common eye-related problems is conjunctivitis, which is accompanied by itching, burning sensation, uncontrolled discharge, tearing and inflammation. It affects the tissues at the back of your eyelids.
10. Vision Changes
As you age, vision changes are common eye problems. You observe weakened eyesight, and glasses are the only way to deal with the damage. Things may look blurred, however nothing major may result if you take care of your diet and eyes.
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