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There are many eye diseases that can cause vision trouble, eye discomfort and even blindness. Being diligent about maintaining your eye health can help save your vision and improve your quality of life. At your South Windsor and Newington optometrist, we help educate patients about the various eye diseases.
Characterized by clouding of the vision, this condition is caused by the clumping of proteins in the eye. Cataracts can affect one eye or both eyes. Symptoms of this condition include:
Smoking, diabetes and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight can all cause cataracts. The best way to avoid cataracts is to wear sunglasses, get regular eye exams and stop smoking (if it is your habit).
Although this condition is rare, choroidal melanoma is the most common form of cancer in the eye. This condition can cause fluid to leak beneath the retina, resulting in retinal detachment.
Often patients affected by this cancer do not experience symptoms before their diagnosis at their annual eye exam. In advanced cases, patients may experience flashes of light, floaters in the vision and eventually loss of vision. Like other cancers, choroidal melanoma can spread to other parts of the body.
This leading cause of vision loss affects more people than glaucoma and cataracts combined. Caused by the deterioration of the central part of the retina, macular degeneration has no cure. However, treatment can help slow the progression of this disease. Risk factors for this disease include:
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma has no symptoms initially, but peripheral vision may be lost with time. If allowed to advance, this disease may cause permanent blindness. Early detection and treatment is key to preventing serious vision loss.
This condition is a common chronic problem that occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears. Tears are important for reducing the risk of eye infection, washing away foreign matter, and maintaining the condition of the surface of the eye. When the eye fails to produce adequate tears, patients may experience itchiness and burning sensation in the eyes, excess watering and blurred vision.
Women are more likely to be diagnosed with dry eyes. In addition, certain medications, environmental conditions and over-wearing of contact lenses can all cause dry eyes.
Many of the conditions above have no symptoms until eye damage has occurred. The best way to protect your eyes is to get regular, comprehensive vision exams from your South Windsor optometrist or your optometrist in Newington. To get an annual eye exam, contact your eye doctor in South Windsor at 860-644-4362 or your eye doctor in Newington at 860-667-2020.
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