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May 16, 2018 -


We never realize the value of things that 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. Let’s have a look on it in detail,


Loss of sharpness in vision is also Blurry Vision. Cloudy vision is also equal to blurry vision, most of the time it is the symptom of conditions like cataract. The major cause of blurry vision is refractive errors, and these symptoms will cause you the serious problems if it is left untreated.

1. Cataract


Clouding of the lens caused by a cataract is one of the most common causes of blurry vision. Cataract mostly occurs to aged persons. If left untreated, it will cause serious trouble, which leads to permanent vision loss. Now-a-days cataract surgery becomes the easiest and safest procedures in the world so restoring your cloudy vision is not a big process. Learn more about cataract.

2. 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. This condition will do damage your eye’s optic nerve and this will get worse over time. If left undetected and untreated, glaucoma may even result in blindness. 

3. 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. As a matter of fact, there are more than 1 million people in India is affected due to Macular Degeneration. This condition may cause blurry vision and eventually leads to permanent blindness.

4. Diabetic Retinopathy

If you are affected by diabetes, blurry vision may be an indication of Diabetic Retinopathy. If it is caused by the blood vessels damage due to light-sensitive tissue at retina (The back portion of the eye). In the beginning Diabetic Retinopathy will not cause any serious trouble but after a certain period of time there will be a serious trouble. Management of Diabetes will improve the eye sight, other than this blurriness, floaters, difficulty in identifying the colors will cause Diabetic Retinopathy.

5. Myopia


Myopia (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. Refractive error is also called as myopia. In myopia closer objects looks well, but the distant objects will be blurred. LASIK Surgery, Contact lens are the best treatment for myopia. In India there are more than 10 million people are affected by myopia every year, and myopia is always a treatable condition.


6. 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. Hyperopia is also referred as Hypermetropia, and one fourth of the people from the world is affected by this condition. LASIK Surgery, Contact lens are the treatment for hyperopia. Reading and Writing will cause more stress on eyes, which will leads to serious problem.

7. 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.  Astigmatism is also a common vision problem which will cause blurred vision. Every year over 10 million people are getting affected by astigmatism.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Migraines


Migraine headaches may cause eye floaters or spots in vision or blurred vision. These headache will be on one side of your head. Migraines make your eyes sensitive to the light, sound and also it makes your body weak. Over 10 million people are getting affected by Migraines every year.

12. Medications


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

13. 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. So do not 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 all eye problems and disorder.


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