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16
Aug

7 Common Eye Diseases You Need To Know

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3 in 5 People develop eye problems once or another in a lifetime. Some eye conditions are minor that can go away on their own, but a few are serious conditions that require instant solutions. You need to track your eye health and get a regular checkup to make sure about any potential eye problem, especially if you have a family history.

 

In this article, you will learn about common eye diseases.

 

  • Red Eyes 

Your eyes may look like vampire's eyes because the eye surface is covered in blood vessels that expand due to irritation. Well, there could be more than one reason for red eyes. For example, eye strain or a late-night stay can make your eyes look bloodshot. Some people have allergies to dust, or it is due to the lack of quality sleep. But you need to ensure the reason if it stays for a while because the red-eye is a sign of sun damage or conjunctivitis. Use over-the-counter drops and don’t forget to consult with your eye specialist.

 

  • Night Blindness

Can you see at night or especially while driving on the road? You may be suffering from this condition for a long time, but you need to visit your doctor immediately. Your doctor will find the reason after the complete eye checkup. Such a condition is known as night blindness, and it is the sign of many eye diseases, such as cataracts, vitamin A deficiency, nearsightedness, etc.

 

The other reason is that you are born with such an eye problem or a result of a degenerative disease that is not treatable yet but can reduce more symptoms.

 

  • Cross Eyes

Did anyone say that your eyes aren’t lined up while looking in one direction? If you ever heard, it might be a condition of crossed eyes. This is not a problem that can go on its own but treatment, or therapy can help you to strengthen your weak eye muscles. An ophthalmologist can help you to correct it surgically.

  • Uveitis  

Experts call it a group of different diseases that end up with inflammation of the uvea. Do you know what Uvea is? It is a middle layer of the eye that consists of the blood vessels. If this disease develops, it may end up destroying eye tissues. It sounds dangerous, but it is a fact that it can cause eye loss. Sometimes, such signs go on their own, or it can take time to go away.

 

There is no age limit to this eye problem, and symptoms include eye redness, eye pain, blurred vision, eye pain, etc.

 

  • Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when your eyes lose the ability to make quality tears. These conditions can make you feel like something is burning inside your eyes. We always suggest consulting with your doctor as it can be a sign of serious eye conditions. If you do not treat it at the right time, it may end up with a loss of vision. You can use a humidifier at your home or plugs in your tear ducts to lessen drainage. Testosterone eyelid cream is also a solution to avoid dry eyes.

 

  • Color Blindness 

When a person is unable to see certain colors, it is known as colorblindness. There are color cells in your eyes that often get deactivated, and colorblindness occurs. Many people are born with such conditions, but you may also develop it if you take drugs or develop any such disease that can hit your color cells in your eyes.

 

  • Floaters

Floaters are the tiny spots that float in the field of the vision. You can notice it during a bright day or a well-lit room. It is found in many people but is not dangerous sometimes. But you need to ensure because it also may be a sign of a serious eye issue, such as retinal detachment.

 

Conclusion 

Many people get eye infections when they use contact lenses without care. Eye specialists always suggest washing hands before touching your eyes. If you notice any eye signs, visit your eye doctor as soon as possible.

 
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