Eye, the most precious organ in the human body that allows us to see and experience everything that is around us and gives life to the body. Apart from the goodies of our eyes, there are also a number of diseases that are caused in the eyes due to various reasons.
- Decreased Vision: It is the loss of peripheral or a part of vision that occurs outside the very center of gaze and is generally experienced during reading, watching TV or driving. It also makes it difficult to see sideways.
- Eye Pain: Often, when there is an irritating or inflammation on the front surface of the eye, it causes eye pain, and feels like something is actually there in the eye.
- Eye Redness: Dilated blood vessels or swollen eyes causes redness in the eye. Red eyes is accompanied by eye pain, itching, eye discharge, swollen eyes or visual disturbances such as blurry vision. One can develop bloodshot eyes over time or promptly when they are allergic to the surroundings.
- Double Vision: Double Vision or Diplopia is a serious symptom, where the patient sees two images of a single thing either all the time, or some of the time and requires immediate treatment. The displacement may be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. However, if the eye muscles or nerves are damaged, the muscles may not be able to control the eyes correctly, resulting in double vision.
- Conjunctivitis: Also known as pinkeye, it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. It can be. In newborn cases, Pinkeye could be a vision-threatening infection.
- Cataract: They are the cloudy areas that develop within the eye lens. A healthy lens is clear and the light has no problem passing through it to the retina at the back where the images are processed. Patients suffering from cataract, find it difficult to see as the light can’t get through easily to the retina and leads to difficulty in seeing. They often form slowly and generally do not cause pain, redness, or tearing in the eye.