Entering the age of 40s, a number of eye and vision problems will increase. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may experience early warning signs of more serious eye health problems:
If we often have difficulty seeing things clearly, it may be a sign of diabetes or hypertension. Chronic conditions of these diseases can damage the small blood vessels in the retina and the light-sensitive layer behind the eyes.
See spots and flashes
Sometimes, we may see spots (floaters) on the eyes. This is actually the shadow of particles floating in the liquid that fills the inside of the eye. Although they may be disturbing, they are usually harmless because it is a natural part of the eye’s aging process.
But if we see more spots than usual, and followed by flashing lights (or like flashing lights) it might be a symptom of retinal detachment. This condition is an emergency medical condition. If it is not reconnected quickly it can cause permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Proper medical care and medication can save vision.
Loss of peripheral vision.
If you suddenly have difficulty seeing the right or left without moving your head, you may experience a condition of loss of peripheral vision. Loss of peripheral vision can be a sign of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs due to increased pressure in in the eyeball (intraocular). The causes can be various, for example due to trauma or cataracts. Glaucoma is often not have symptoms until the damage has occurred.
The image looks distorted.
If we see a line that is suddenly distorted or wavy, we may have signs related to macular degeneration. This disease affects the macula, which is the part of the retina that is responsible for central vision set eye sharpness. This macular degeneration causes an empty area (central scotoma) that is right in the middle of the field of vision.