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Are you suffering from

Decreased vision quality ?

Blurred vision?

Partial loss of vision?

Formation of blind spots?

Difficulty in distinguishing faces?

Difficulty seeing the light?

Objects appearing smaller than their actual size?

These are caused due to various retinal diseases such as

Macular Degeneration.

Retinal Detachment

Glaucoma

Diabetic Retinopathy

Dry Eyes Syndrome

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Retinal diseases are the diseases affecting your retina. A retina is a light-sensing tissue that helps you to read, drive, and see. Nerves that attached to millions of light-sensing cells, which receives the visual data and sends the information to the brain with the help of the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain. Vision loss from retinal diseases and disorders can affect your quality of life.    

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Continue your reading to learn more about Retinal diseases and disorders.        

Common Retinal Diseases 

There are several diseases which affect your retina. Here are a few retinal diseases listed for you : 

  1. Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a type of retinal disease in which the central portion of retina gets damaged. The middle part of the retina is known as the macula. It helps you to read books, recognize colours, drive a car, and identify things, etc.  

Macular Degeneration is known to be an incurable eye disease. Though it does not result in total blindness, it is known to be a source of significant vision loss. There will be a decreased quality of vision and is most prevalent in adults aged above 60 years.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

The symptoms of Macular Degeneration include :

  • Decreased quality of vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Partial vision loss
  • Formation of blind spots
  • Unable to distinguish faces
  • Difficulty seeing the light
  • Objects appearing smaller than their actual size

 Causes of Macular Degeneration

The exact cause for macular degeneration is not known, but few risk factors are contributing to the occurrence of macular degeneration. The risk factors for macular degeneration include :

  • Genetics
  • Race
  • Diet
  • Smoking
  • Lifestyle factors

Treatment for Macular Degeneration

The treatment options for Macular Degeneration include

  1. Medications 
  2. Photodynamic therapy 
  3. Photocoagulation 
  4. Lifestyle changes

2. Retinal Detachment

The presence of fluid under the retina is termed as retinal detachment. In this condition, your retinal tear lifts away from the underlying tissue layers . 

Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

  • Flashes in the light
  • Reduced side vision
  • Curtain like shadow
  • Appearance of floaters
  • Blurred vision

Causes of Retinal Detachment

  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Tractional retinal detachment
  • Exudative detachment
  • Trauma to your eye
  • Prior history of retinal detachment
  • Diabetes mellitus

Treatment for Retinal Detachment

  1. Photocoagulation
  2. Cryopexy
  3. Scleral buckling
  4. Vitrectomy

 

  1. Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye condition which affects the optic nerve, inside your eye. The optic nerve transmits images to your brain whose damage can lead to permanent vision loss. 

    Symptoms of Glaucoma 

    • Severe eye pain
    • Blurred vision
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Reddening of eyes


    Causes of Glaucoma 

    There is no clear cause for glaucoma. However, the following are the few risk factors associated with glaucoma. 

    • Old age
    • Ethnic background
    • Medical conditions
    • Eye injuries
    • Past eye surgeries


    Treatment for Glaucoma 

    1. Trabeculoplasty 
    2. Filtering surgery (viscocanalostomy)
    3. Drainage implant (aqueous shunt implant)

     

    1. Diabetic Retinopathy

      Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye disorder which affects the blood vessels of the retina. It results from several medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and pregnancy. 

      Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy

      • Spots or dark strings (floaters) 
      • Blurred vision
      • Fluctuating vision
      • Impaired colour vision
      • Dark or empty areas in your vision
      • Vision loss


      Causes of Diabetic Retinopathy

      • Poor control of diabetes
      • High blood pressure
      • High cholesterol
      • Pregnancy
      • Tobacco use


      Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

      1. Photocoagulation
      2. Panretinal photocoagulation
      3. Vitrectomy
      4. Injecting medicine into the eye

       

      1. Dry Eyes Syndrome

        Dry Eyes Syndrome is a condition which results in inadequate or inconsistent tears. It results from insufficient lubrication and moisture on the eye surface . 

        Symptoms of Dry Eyes Syndrome

        • Burning sensation
        • Itchy eyes
        • Aching sensations
        • Heavy eyes
        • Fatigued eyes
        • Sore eyes


        Causes of Dry Eyes Syndrome

        The causes of dry eyes syndrome are

        • Certain medications
        • Blepharitis 
        • Smoking and consumption of alcohol
        • Overuse of contact lens
        • Certain diseases such as thyroid disease, and lupus
        • Past eye surgeries


        Treatment for Dry Eyes Syndrome

        1. Artificial tear drops and ointments
        2. Temporary punctual occlusion
        3. Lipiflow
        4. Testosterone cream
        5. Prescription eye drops
        6. Lifitegrast 


        Conclusion :

        Your vision helps you see many beautiful things around. Please protect it from injuries and diseases, because a small injury or damage to your retina can take away your vision. If you notice any of the symptoms associated with retinal diseases, see your doctor. If you don’t have any symptoms, it would be wise to see a doctor for every six months, to avoid the risk of vision loss . 

        If you have any queries about retinal diseases and disorders, At Global Eye Hospital Kukatpally Hyderabad, visit our ask a query page we are happy to clarify your eye vision questions. Call us now, +91 8008228811.

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