By| Published: October 11th, 2017
Vision loss is often associated with age, however, there are many other conditions and diseases associated with it. Read further for a better understanding!
Are you still young enough for a weak eyesight or a complete loss of vision? Are you facing difficulties in reading or working due to eyesight issues? It might be an indication of an underlying disease. A few diseases that if not cured on time lead to loss of vision are:
- Diabetic retinopathy: This is a complication due to diabetes in which the weak blood vessels in the retina rupture and bleed, resulting in blurred vision. This rupture further when heals, leads to scar formation that can damage the retina completely and lead to loss of vision
- Glaucoma: Loss of vision due to untreated glaucoma is because of the damage to the optic nerve that carries visual signals to the brain. The nerve is damaged when there is an excess fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye that increases pressure in the eye.
- Age-related macular degeneration: This is due to the general aging process in which the light-sensing cells present in the macula are degenerated, leading to a gradual loss of vision.
- Cataract: Often associated with age, a cataract can exist at birth or even occur even due to an eye injury. Eyesight is affected when the lens of the eye becomes opaque.
To conclude, a healthy eye is very important to live a happy life. Therefore, if you observe any eyesight-related issues, immediately contact your healthcare provider as any delay can lead to complete loss of vision.