As people age, the body slowly declines in almost every facets and aspect. It could sometimes significantly affect the person as a whole, and it could even lead to further complications. Take our eyesight, for example. Even if we are still young, if our eyes get strained most of the time, it could lead to an impairment which makes things uncomfortable.
What could happen as the years go by and the toll starts to become evident? Each of us should start looking out for ourselves, and we should all be aware of different types or kinds of eye disease and impairments. So that we can be prepared and we could at least prevent any of these from happening.
Problems with Eyesight
Before any particular change in vision or eye sight, there are also other signs that tell us of a possible or probable eyesight problem. Through keen observation, we may be able to detect it early on and so, applying treatments, prevention, or cure- earlier. One of the most common signs is when a person becomes somewhat disoriented.
Those who are having age-related eyesight problem could experience difficulties in their physical actions or movement too. Seniors would constantly bump into things or objects along the path walk. The elderly often hesitate taking steps as they find it difficult to walk on bumpy or even on the plain surface. Also, seniors would also start squinting their eyes when they are trying to focus looking at something from afar or nearby, they find it difficult to identify the faces of the people around them, they recognize and see colors or shapes differently, and sometimes they even pour water over in a glass.
Once you get to notice these signs, you should start asking your elderlies or maybe yourself (if ever you’re also experiencing any of these) if they are experiencing any of these listed diseases and impairment indicators.
• Liquid discharging from the eye
• Blurred and hazed vision
• Sensitivity to light
• Distorted vision
• Pain inside or around the eye
• Complete loss of vision
If any of these is happening, it is highly suggested for you to visit the doctor. Here are some of the most common age-related eye problems.
This is a condition where the eyesight’s sharpness decreases, making it difficult to see clearly despite going through or using any treatment, cure, surgeries, contacts, eye glasses, or medicine.
Being the most visually evident eye problem, this condition creates a cloud form on the lens of your eyes that makes it difficult to see because of the blurry and cloudy vision. It also causes you to see glare frequently, and the color contrast becomes lighter as if it is fading.
This disease damages the optic nerve of the eye causing you to lose your vision and then completely going blind slowly. It is often related to increased eye pressure and sometimes, it is could also be inherited.
Diabetic Eye Disease
This condition is a leading complication caused by diabetes. Because of this, the blood vessels inside the retina of the eye eventually becomes damaged. This is known as the diabetic retinopathy.
AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration
Relating to the central vision of the eye, this condition significantly affects a person’s capability to see objects sharply and clearly. It becomes difficult to do everyday and essential activities such as reading and driving.
This is the condition that causes your eye to produce an insufficient quality or quantity of tears. Since this is what keeps your eyes lubricated, reading or using the computer for extended periods of time can be difficult or at times painful. It may not seem like much but the liquid in our eyes is a necessary nourishment and protection. This also plays a significant role in focusing on light.
These are some of the few things that we have to watch and look out for. Aging is inevitable. So are the conditions that come along with it. Maybe through regularly taking good care of ourselves and being alert at an early age, we would be able to avoid or recover from such when the time comes.