I write a lot on my blog and website about improving your vision so that glasses and contacts can become a thing of the past, but there are a lot of other types of eye health issues that eye exercises and the right nutrients can help with.
This includes some of the most common eye disorders and here is a list of some of them and the symptoms that you should be aware of in order to recognize them.
Macular Degeneration: The degeneration of the macula area of the retina of the eye. This is a common ailment in older adults. Vision problems are usually associated with this condition and regular eye exams are a good idea.
Astigmatism: A condition in which the eye has an abnormal curvature of the cornea, making it almost football shaped. This can cause two focal points making objects up close and at a distance blurry.
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Cataract: A condition in which the lens of the eye becomes dense or opaque, clouding the vision, and making it difficult to transmit light properly.
Conjunctivitis: More commonly known as pink eye, it is an inflammation of the blood vessels in the eyelids. Conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria or viruses, and is very contagious.
Retinopathy: A disorder of the retina common in people who suffer from diabetes. It is a result of changes in the blood vessels of the eye.
Dry Eye: A very common is issue, it occurs when there is not enough moisture in the eye. This can make the eye feel dry, sandy and gritty. Dry eye can be caused by a number of factors including low humidity, smoking, aging, and certain medications.
Glaucoma: A serious disease of the eye which causes fluid and pressure to build up in the eye and damage the optic nerve.
Hyperopia: Medical term for farsightedness which makes it difficult for sufferers to see clearly up close.
Myopia: Medical term for nearsightedness meaning a person has trouble seeing clearly at a distance.
Presbyopia: Another type of farsightedness caused when the center of the eye lens hardens making it difficult to see close-up. Usually requires bifocal lenses in older adults.
Retinal Detachment: Is the separation of the retina from the back of the eye and if left untreated can lead to blindness in the affected eye.
Strabismus: Correct term for being crossed eyes.
Stye: A non-contiguous, bacterial infection of the glands of the eyelid. It usually is associated with a small, red bump either on the eyelid or on the edge of the eyelid.
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