Eye Health in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio
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Certain eye conditions can become serious and even lead to blindness if left untreated. When a person experiences vision changes and other eye symptoms, it is important to receive appropriate care from an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Cataracts are caused by clouding of the eye lens, which allows light to pass through for proper vision. Symptoms include a frequent need to change prescription lenses, clouded or blurred vision, poor night vision, glare issues, yellowing or faded colors, or double vision, especially in one eye.
Open-angle glaucoma is a gradual and progressive condition that affects the eye. Increased pressure in the eye causes damage to the optic nerve, slowly decreasing vision. Symptoms do not typically occur until after the disease has progressed, with peripheral vision affected first.
Narrow-angle glaucoma occurs when eye pressure builds up more rapidly. Eyes may become red and swollen with a feeling of fullness in the eyes. Other symptoms may include pain, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, nausea and vomiting. Intraocular pressure must be reduced quickly to prevent permanent loss to vision.
Uveitis affects the middle layer of the eye that supplies blood to the retina. Pain and redness of the eye may be accompanied by blurred or decreased vision, sensitivity to light, and floaters. Uveitis may lead to vision loss if left untreated.
Retinal diseases affect the retina and occur more frequently with age or due to other medical conditions. One of the most common retinal disorders is diabetic retinopathy, with symptoms that include webbing or spotty floaters, blurred or distorted vision, vision loss or blank spots in vision, and difficulty seeing colors.
Macular degeneration is caused by deterioration of the back area of the retina over time. Central vision is first affected, with dark, blurry areas, partial or complete loss of central vision, and difficulty with color perception.
Floaters are small, moving spots, specks, or strings that occur in the field of vision. These may occur with flashes of light as well. Flashes and floaters are typically harmless, but if they begin suddenly may be a sign of retinal tear or detachment.
Dry eye may result in itching or burning of the eyes. Other symptoms may include a scratchy feeling, redness, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and excessive tearing.
Blepharitis is an inflammation affecting the eyelids, especially near the lash line. Red, watery, sticky eyes, and red, swollen eyelids are some common symptoms.