The best way to ensure your eyes are protected from the damaging effects of UV (ultraviolet) rays is by proper eye care. In fact, high levels of exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause damage to the retina, cornea, and optic nerve. It has been estimated that roughly eighty percent of the population in the United States are at risk for eye damage.
By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, regular eye exams, and UV protection for children, it is possible to reduce the chances of developing life-threatening diseases caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Getting good eye care is also an important part of avoiding any eye problems that can be caused by long term exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Regular eye exams should be conducted every six months or sooner if your vision is compromised, or by every year if you have vision problems such as strabismus or a loss of peripheral vision. The routine exams will provide an early warning system of any visual problems and will help identify any eye problems early. For the most part, the initial eye exams should be done at your local optometrist’s office.
Early treatment of any eye problems will help prevent more serious consequences from developing. An increase in symptoms will require further evaluation and treatment. Early treatment will enable you to avoid permanent damage.
A cataract is the most common vision-related problem. Patients suffering from cataracts may complain of blurred vision, eye pain, glare, tunnel vision, and poor vision quality. When symptoms of cataracts are present, prompt treatment is important to reduce the risk of any permanent eye damage. This is especially true when cataract falls are located near the front of the eye and are quite difficult to see.
The symptoms of cataracts include eye pain, glare, glare control, eye squinting, difficulty in focusing on objects, and glare in the far distance. Severe cases of cataracts, usually caused by injury to the eye, will require surgery to remove the affected portion of the cataract.
The surgeon will need to remove part of the iris in order to treat the cataract. Recovery time is dependent on the type of cataract surgery performed and the size of the eye. The recovery time may vary depending on the type of surgery performed and the size of the eye.
Cataracts may also lead to retinal detachment, which is a less severe form of cataract. This type of cataract requires careful eye care and preventative procedures. If retinal detachment does occur, the eyelid will need to be surgically sealed in order to protect the retina.
Surgery is often necessary to treat retinal detachment. There are two types of retinal detachment, one involving simple detachment of the retina and the other involving complex detachment of the retina which can lead to blindness.
Many people experience changes in vision after developing cataracts. These vision changes are not permanent, but the changes in vision are likely to be mild to moderate.
The nature of the vision changes resulting from cataracts can vary. For example, some patients may see nothing at all while others may see changes in the color of light that passes through the eye. While this is normal, the frequency of these vision changes will vary and many patients will require additional tests to determine the cause of their vision changes.