Common Diseases

Common Diseases

Cataract 

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. It comes as a normal part of aging and this can be treated. Cataracts are very common in older people. By removing the damaged lens and replacing it with artificial clear one helps treating this type of disease.

Common symptoms of cataract are:

  • Increases nearsightedness
  • Faded color vision.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Poor night vision.
  • Double vision or multiple images in one eye.
  • Frequent changes in eye glass prescription.

 

 Glaucoma

Glaucoma is recognized as a group of diseases that targets and cause damage to the eye’s optic nerve which may result in vision loss. Glaucoma if not treated well your vision loss may get worse, which can further lead to total blindness.

Common symptoms of glaucoma are:

  • Side vision failure.
  • Vomiting sensation and nausea.
  • Sudden severe blurring of vision.

Allergic Reactions

An allergic reaction is the way in which body responds to an intruder. The foreign substance mainly triggers the immune system. The immune system handles the protection of the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins. Its encounter with the allergen causes this allergic reaction.

Symptoms of allergic reactions:

  • Reactions may occur in form of traces causing itchy eyes, skin rash, or face bumps or sometimes it may affect whole body.
  • Swelling, redness, weeping or crusting.
  • Bumps or swelling on the face and neck.
  • Fatigue, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and stuffy nose.

 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) 
Conjunctivitis also known as pink eye is described as a group of diseases which are responsible for causing itching and burning sensation, swelling and also redness of the conjunctiva. This kind of disease is very common and mainly caused by allergy, irritants such as dirt, smoke or shampoos. It is painless and does not have any adverse effects on the vision.

Symptoms of conjunctivitis:

  • Redness in the white part of the eye.
  • Excessive amount of tears.
  • Sense of itching in the eyes.
  • Blurring of vision.
  • Green or white discharge from the eye.
  • Burning eyes

Corneal Infections

Corneal infections are the one associated with the eye’s outermost layer and also affecting it. This kind of infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. It is observed that the deeper the corneal infection, the more severe the symptoms and complications.

Symptoms of corneal infection are:

  • Redness of eyes
  • Experiencing pain in the eye.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Traces of a white spot in the eye.