There are some eye problems you will experience as you age. Most of them can be treated if detected early.
Let’s find out what these problems are and how they cause damage to your eyes.
Presbyopia – If you’re experiencing loss of vision while reading or looking at an object close to you, you might have a disorder known as Presbyopia. Having headaches or tired eyes while reading is a common sign and reading glasses often fix the problem.
Floaters/ Tiny Black Spots – They appear like a strand of thread or tiny dots swimming in your field of vision. They are frequently seen in bright light. The occurrence of the floats in your vision is common as you age. Apart from ageing, there are other risk factors that could result in the occurrence of floaters. The factors are:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Eye trauma or eye surgery
- Inflammation in the eyes
Dry eyes – In order to keep your eyes hydrated and healthy, tears are necessary. If the eyes failed to produce tears it is known as dry eye. Dry eye is also caused when the eye fails to produce the right type of tears.
What are the symptoms of Dry Eye?
- Stinging and burning sensation in the eye
- Scratchy or gritty feeling like something is stuck in your eye
- Strings of mucus in or around your eyes
- Your eyes are red or irritated, especially when in the wind or near cigarette smoke
- Painful to wear contact lenses
- Lots of tears in your eyes
Corneal Damage – It is essential to know why you shouldn’t rub your eyes. as we tend to rub our eyes due to some irritants present in our eyes. So, what are those irritants? In addition to bacteria and germs, our hands are also exposed to debris, dust and other foreign particles. Due to the large size of these objects, your eyes may itch or sting more. Rubbing your eyes may push these objects deeper in your eyes and may cause small scratches in the cornea. Scratches in the eyes lead to redness, irritation and light sensitivity. There might be serious complications like a fungal infection, or you may even lose your eyesight.
Eyelid problems – Some common eyelid problems include pain, itching, tearing, or being sensitive to light and can be treated with medicine or surgery.
Pink eye is also known as conjunctivitis. It is an eye condition that causes inflammation or infection in the outer membrane of the eyeball and the inner eyelid. It is highly contagious and spreads when someone gets in contact with the eye secretions of an infected person.
What are the symptoms of a pink eye?
- More tears than usual.
- Yellow, green, white discharge over the eyelashes, especially after waking up.
- Burning sensation in the eyes.
- Blurred vision
There are some home remedies you can try to overcome the pain and itchiness.
This post is not intended to be medical advice. Always rely on your medical practitioners on matters related to your health.