The common eye diseases include refractive errors, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diaberic retinopathy, amblyopia and strabismus.
- Know Your Risk. Certain factors can elevate your risk of diseases that can lead to low vision and blindness.
- Get Annual Eye Exams.
- Be Aware of Vision Changes.
- Wear UV Light Protection.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet.
- Exercise Regularly.
- Don’t Smoke.
Know your eye symptoms. Get your eyes checked with the optometrist. Follow the recommended eye treatment accordingly.
Eye disease is being diagnosed by accumulating the symptoms caused by the diseases and confirmed after examining it under the medical equipment.
There is no cure for blindness. But, as an optometrist we do provide you with suitable management under vision rehabilitation which is useful to live a daily life.
Recurrent pain in or around the eye. Hazy, blurred, or double vision. Seeing flashes of light or sudden bright floating spots. Seeing rainbows or halos around lights.
An eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness) keratoconus any disease of the cornea. macular degeneration. eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness.
Glaucoma: Abrupt and severe pain in your eyes and seeing halos can be signs of glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by elevated levels of fluid pressure in the eyes, which can potentially damage the fragile fibers of the optic nerve. This damage is irreversible and can even lead to blindness.
This problem won’t go away on its own. Sometimes you can go to vision therapy with an eye doctor to help strengthen the weak eye muscles. Often, you’ll likely need to get an optometrist, or eye care specialist, to correct it by prescription and vision management.
Eye diseases are diagnosed by using the screening assessments starting from acuity measurement to the advanced tests such as using advanced eye care equipment. This involves slit lamp biomicroscopy, funduscopy, topography, ocular coherence tomography, non contact tonometry and many more.