If you have Eye Pain, vision problem or excessive tearing or redness in your eyes, read on :
The first step in fixing your eye problems is understanding their symptoms, this will help you and the doctors at ParkWay Eye Centre find out if there is, indeed, a cause for concern.
BLURRY & DISTORTED VISION
There are a number of causes when it comes to long-term blurry or distorted vision. The inability to clearly see objects that are either far away or up close is commonly a sign of refractive errors such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long sightedness), astigmatism, or orpresbyopia (lao hua). The good news is there is nothing to be worried about! At ParkWay Eye Centre these problems can be fixed with vision correction aids such as LASIK.
However, there can be more serious causes of blurry or distorted vision such as age-related macular degeneration. This affects the central vision where objects in the middle of the field of view are seen as distorted, but the peripheral vision remains clear. Unfortunately, this is an irreversible problem and can cause blindness if left untreated. Diagnosing early is your best chance.
Cloudy vision usually entails seeing objects as if they are through a mist or a fog. This can be a sign of cataracts. Usually an age-related condition, cataracts are progressive, which means that they can lead to blindness if left untreated. However, Dr. Chua over at ParkWay Eye Centre can easily remove cataracts and it’s best to diagnose the problem as soon as possible.
Dr. Chua at ParkWay Eye can also help you determine if the problem really is cataracts or a vitamin A deficiency, sexually transmitted disease or eye tumors.If you are suffering from cloudy vision come in for treatment today to determine the cause. We are here to help.
LOSS of PERIPHERAL VISION or EYE PAIN
Sometimes a person’s central vision appears fine, but the areas outside of that center field of vision begin losing clarity and detail. If this sounds like you, you could be loosing your peripheral vision, which is responsible for detecting motion at the edges of our field of view as well as sensing incoming danger. This can be quite dangers when doing every day activities like driving, riding a bike, crossing a street, or walking in a crowd.
One cause that we here at ParkWay Eye Centre deal with quite often is Glaucoma. This causes loss of peripheral vision due to abnormal pressure on the eyes. Loss of peripheral vision is not always noticed, but as glaucoma progresses it can cause extreme pain and even blindness. Again, early diagnosis is your best bet for treatment, so if you sense and vision loss make sure to see the experts at ParkWay Eye today before it’s too late.
ITCHY or WATERY EYES
It can be very unpleasant to suffer from prolonged itchiness and watering of the eyes. This could be caused from an allergy to pollen, pet hair, or another foreign substance in the environment and this condition usually does not result in significant vision loss, despite how uncomfortable it is. Your eyes, in this case, may feel irritated and tired. Dry eyes can also cause itching and tearing. If you come in for a checkup we will be able to accurately determine the cause of your eye discomfort and advise treatment here at ParkWay Eye Centre.
FLOATERS or SPOTS in YOUR FIELD of VISION
When dark, distinct spots sometimes appear in your field of vision they are called floaters. These can happen when small clumps of vitreous (the jelly-like fluid inside the eye) detaches from the inner wall of the eye. Therefore, seeing floaters can simply be an indication of vitreous detachment.
However, it can also be a sign of a more serious problem like diabetic retinopathy, which causes blood vessels in the retina to weaken and burst; he blood that seeps into the eye after that causes the floaters in this case.
Floaters can also be caused by retinal detachment, which is a serious condition caused when the retina of the eye detaches from the rest of the layers of the eye causing floaters.
Because floaters could potentially be an indication of a serious problem, it’s important to consult the doctors over at ParkWay Eye Centre as to you are experiencing such symptoms.
SEEING of FLASHES of LIGHT
When flashes of light appear as arcs across the field of vision, or sometimes only flashes of light, they can be eye symptoms commonly associated with vitreous detachment, like floaters, which does not require any major medical assistance.
Yet, as with most symptoms, a larger issue could be at hand. This is also a sign of retinal detachment. So if you’re seeing flashes of light in your field of vision you may want to consider coming in for a checkup before larger problems arise.
OTHER VISION PROBLEMS and SYMPTOMS
Eye problems carry a variety of other symptoms. Eye pain can be due to scratches on the cornea or internal pressure, which may be warning signs of Glaucoma.
Excessive crusting of the eyelid could be due to allergies or serious eye infections such as Pink Eye.
It’s never wise to take your eye symptoms lightly; you never know there could be a more serious problem until it’s too late. So make sure to have Dr. Chua over at ParkWay Eye Centre check up on you regularly if you are experiencing any discomfort with your eyes. After all, this is how you see the world around you, so you better take good care of those peepers.