Aging happens to all of us, and at the age of 40 is usually when people start to wear "cheaters or readers". That can be ok for a short time, but is there something else going on with your vision? The best thing to do for your vision health is to see an eye specialist on a annual basis. They can analyze the data with advanced technology that will provide you with reassurance of vision health. Cataracts is a natural onset that can happen at birth or develop anytime, it may be age related or develop from trauma or exposure to toxic agents. It is estimated that 5 to 10 million people worldwide experience an age related cataracts.
Blurred vision can be an early manifestation of cataracts. Slight blurred vision, and decreased color perception could mean an underlying problem. It might look like your glasses or lenses are smudged, and as the cloudiness continues it may adversely effect daily activities.
Surgical intervention is necessary to correct the vision, without the procedure impairment and blindness can progress. Along with a visual deficit taking care of yourself can become challenging. Fear of a sensory related fall, or accident risk of injury increases. Social isolation, dressing and grooming become a perceptual impairment.
Common causes of cataracts are age related, lens water loss and fiber compaction, a blunt injury to the eye or head, radiation exposure, intraocular foreign bodies, a penetrating eye injury, toxic agents, diabetes mellitus, down syndrome, hypoparathyroidism, and chronic sunlight exposure. A complicated cataracts includes glaucoma, retinal detachment, and retinitis pigmentosa.
Good health includes eye health. Scheduling a healthy eye visit with your eye specialist will help you look forward to brighter days ahead.
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