When we start entering the age of 40 years, there will be some problems in the eyes and eyesight. The following are early warning signs of more serious eye health problems:
When you have trouble seeing things clearly, maybe this is a sign of diabetes or hypertension. Chronic conditions of diabetes or hypertension can damage small blood vessels in the retina and light-sensitive layers behind the eyes. Resulting in blurred vision, which can sometimes be permanent.
See spots and flashes
We may have seen spots (floaters) in the eyes. What we see is the shadow of particles floating in the liquid that fills the inside of the eye. These floaters may feel annoying or make you feel uncomfortable, but floaters are not dangerous 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.
Retinal detachment is a medical emergency, which if not treated immediately, can cause permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Proper medical care and medication can save vision.
Loss of peripheral vision
Vision loss has a characteristic in which you suddenly have difficulty seeing the right or left without moving your head. Loss of peripheral vision can be a sign of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs due to increased pressure inside the eyeball (intraocular). The cause of glaucoma can occur due to several things, for example, due to trauma or cataracts. Glaucoma sometimes has no symptoms until the damage has occurred.
The image looks distorted
If you see a line that is suddenly distorted or wavy, you may have signs related to macular degeneration. This disease affects the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for central vision that regulates the sharpness of the eye. This macular degeneration causes an empty area (central scotoma) right in the middle of the field of vision.