Eye diseases can often develop slowly, and patients rarely exhibit symptoms in their early stages. Without a diagnosis, most patients don’t realize something is wrong until permanent vision damage has occurred.
The only way to protect your eyes from the threat of eye disease is to undergo regular eye exams with your optometrist. They have the tools and skills required to accurately diagnose eye diseases as well as help you make a plan to manage all of your symptoms.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is actually quite literally named. As you grow older, the centre part of your retina, known as the macula, can start to deteriorate. This damage can cause problems with your central vision, and can eventually progress to blindness if the symptoms aren’t properly managed.
There are two forms of AMD:
Glaucoma is a collection of different eye diseases that can damage your optic nerve. For the most part, your optic nerve is damaged by glaucoma raising your eye’s intraocular pressure.
The most common types of glaucoma are:
Damage to the optic nerve can still occur even if you do not show signs of raised pressure inside your eye. This is called normal-tension glaucoma. Doctors aren’t quite sure how the disease damages the optic nerve, but your doctor can detect these damages before vision is permanently lost.
Cataracts is a condition that develops naturally, usually as a result of ageing. As your eyes age, the lens of your eyes can become less flexible, resulting in a gradual clouding of the lens..
Glasses and contacts can help mitigate the issue, but surgery is the only way to effectively cure it. Speak to your optometrist to see what is the best fit for you.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink-eye or red-eye, is an infection that causes your conjunctiva to experience symptoms of redness, teariness, discharge, and itchiness. There are 3 common forms of conjunctivitis patients might experience:
With viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, please be aware that they are highly contagious. To avoid spreading it to other people, please seek medical assistance as soon as you can.
The first step in protecting your vision is making sure you are going for regular eye exams.
Are you due for an exam? Please book your next appointment today!
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