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14 Causes of blurred vision you should know about

May 16, 2018 -


Blurry Vission

We never realize the value of things we are blessed with until we start losing them. Be it physical possessions or more precious things such as relations, health, and peace. Eyesight is no exception to this truth. When a slight problem occurs with our vision, every activity in our routine gets affected. Even a menial task seems the hardest. Blurry vision is one of the most common symptoms of eye problems.

There are many factors that cause the symptom of blurry vision. This post shall go on to clarify the causes of blurry vision.

  • Cataract

Clouding of the lens caused by a cataract is one of the most common causes of cataract.

  • Glaucoma

Gradual or sudden narrowing of the field of vision along with blurred vision at the edges of the field of view may indicate glaucoma. If left undetected, glaucoma may even result in blindness.

  • Age-related macular degeneration

When the macula region of the eye gets damaged due to age-related reasons, it is termed age-related macular degeneration. This condition may cause blurry vision.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

If you are affected by diabetes, blurry vision may be an indication of Diabetic Retinopathy.

  • Myopia

Myopia or nearsightedness refers to the inability to focus on things that are at a distance. This can be corrected by choosing appropriate eyewear or refractive surgery like LASIK.

  • Hyperopia

The inability to focus on objects that are near is called hyperopia or farsightedness. Like myopia, this too can be corrected by appropriate eyewear or refractive surgery like LASIK.

  • Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. People with this condition cannot focus on objects at any distance, be it near or far. This problem can be overcome by eyewear or refractive surgery.  

  • Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the same as hyperopia except that it is an age-related condition. Post the age of 40 years, the chances of the hardening of the eye lenses increase. This hardening of the lens makes it difficult to focus on objects that are close to your eye. Progressive lenses, bifocals, reading glasses and surgeries such as corneal inlays, monovision LASIK, and conductive keratoplasty are some treatment options to overcome presbyopia.

  • Chronic Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are becoming a common condition nowadays due to the nature of jobs and lifestyle that has forgone traditional healthcare methods. Blurry eyes can be caused by dryness of the eyes too. Your doctor may prescribe lubricating eye drops or other medicines to deal with Dry Eye Syndrome.

  • Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can change the shape and thickness of the cornea. Therefore, blurred vision is common among pregnant women. Pregnant women should report such incidences of blurred vision to their doctor, as it may be the indicator of gestational diabetes in some cases.

  • Migraines

Migraine headaches may cause eye floaters or spots in vision or blurred vision.

  • Medications

Certain preservatives in eyedrops may cause irritation or blurred vision. Certain pills for a headache can also cause blurred vision

  • Over-wearing contact lenses

Wearing contact lenses for durations that exceed the prescribed duration may cause blurry vision.

Hope this post has given you some insight into the causes of blurry vision. Never delay consulting your doctor in case of blurry vision. Immediate treatment is the key to complete recovery of vision. People of Chennai have R.K. Eye Centre to get the best treatment and service for their eye problems.

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