Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Low Eye Vision Problem

People of all ages may have low vision, but the elderly are more often affected. Several conditions can cause low vision. Each condition may affect sight ability in a different way. The various causes of low vision can be –

  1. Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) – ROP occurs in infants born prematurely and is caused by high oxygen levels in incubators during the critical neonatal period
  2. Cataract – This can be age related (in older people), comgenital (by birth), complicated (due to an injury or infectio/inflammation of eye)
  3. Simple spectacle correction or astigmatism
  4. Glaucoma – An increase in pressure in the eye can damage the optic nerve of the eye and can lead to permanent loss or decrease of vision.
  5. Macular Degeneration – Seen in older age group and affects the retina, the light sensitive lining at the back of the eye where images are focused. The macula—the area on the retina responsible for sharp central vision—deteriorates, causing blurred vision, which may cause problems such as difficulty reading, and for some, a blind spot in the central area of vision.
  6. Retinal detachment – A hole or break in the retina can cause sudden loss of vision of the eye.
  7. Other causes like degenerative disorders like retinitis pigmentosa, eye injury, brain stroke, brain tumor etc can also cause loss of vision.

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Macular Degeneration Support Canada said...

Thank you for sharing. I have done so much research on low vision and macular degeneration since my mom was diagnosed, it's been a very long journey.

Barry Wheeler
Macular Degeneration Support Canada

Bruno Hill said...

Some people who have cataract problem want to undergo Lasik surgery. They said that this surgery can correct eye vision effectively and the recovery from this procedure is faster. Sadly, not all of us are candidates for this surgery, though. An ophthalmologist knows what procedure and/or remedies would be best for your individual needs.

magmiretoby said...

Eye is very sensitive part of our body and people need immediate surgery for that problem because that can cause serious problem for any sufferer.