Blurry Vision Treatment
Do you have a blurry field of vision? Blurriness is characterized by a loss of sharpness in your eyesight. Objects can appear hazy or unfocused. Blurry vision is a fairly common medical problem and can indicate another underlying condition that is affecting your eye health.
Causes of Blurred Vision
There could be a number of causes behind a blurry vision, most notably the following:
- Glaucoma – Marked by a gradual increase of pressure in the eyes, glaucoma typically leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma is strongly associated with blindness.
- Cataracts – A cataract is the clouding of an eye lens, leading to a reduction in vision. In addition to a blurry vision, someone with cataracts might report seeing halos, faded colors, and sensitivity to light. In some severe cases, cataracts can lead to blindness.
- Diabetes or diabetic retinopathy – Diabetes can cause a variety of health problems, including diabetic retinopathy. This disease causes damage to the retina due to a restriction of blood flow within the eyes.
- Myopia – Also called near-sightedness or short-sightedness, this condition occurs when incoming light focuses on the front of the retina. This misdirection of light causes distant objects to be seen as blurry.
- Presbyopia– The opposite of myopia, presbyopia causes people to have difficulty seeing objects up close. Presbyopia is coming among aging people.
- Eye infection or injury – An eye condition can be benign or severe depending on the infection or injury.
- Macular degeneration – AMD or ARMD is an age-related degeneration of the macula, a structure located within the eye’s retina.
- Floaters – or small particles that drift across your field of vision. While floaters are usually benign, they could indicate a more serious issue like retinal detachment.
- Optic neuritis – or inflammation of the eye’s optic nerve.
- Tumors – Like any other body part, the eyes are subject to abnormal cell growths.
- Headaches or migraines – Headaches can cause visual problems like light sensitivity, spots, and zigzag patterns.
- Inflammation – An inflammatory disease like Sjogren’s syndrome can lead to the destruction of your tear gland’s ability to produce moisture.
- Retinal Detachment– When a retina separates from its underlying layer, your field of vision is subject to blurriness, floaters, and flashes of light.
Treatment for Blurred Vision
Elman Retina Group is an eye care facility serving Rosedale, Glen Burnie, and Pikesville, Maryland. We are staffed with compassionate and qualified physicians who can treat a variety of eye conditions, including blurry vision. Call us at (410) 686-3000 to request an appointment.