Vision Over 60

When you reach your 60’s and beyond your vision becomes weaker and so you need to be prepared for normal vision changes that include cataracts.

Blindness could be caused by age related vision problems you should be alert of these warning signs. But wise lifestyle choices and regular eye appointments may help you avoid these problems and increase the maintenance of your vision.

Warning Signs of Age-Related Vision Loss

Sudden blurry vision in one eye

  1. A shower of floaters and flashing lights in your field of vision

  2. When the eye's gel-like interior liquefies and separates from the retina.
  3. A sensation that a dark curtain has settled across your field of vision

  4. This can be caused by retinal detachment, this happens when the retina separates from the underlying layer of blood vessels. Vision loss can be permanent if the retina is not re-attached within hours.
  5. Sudden eye pain/nausea/vomiting

  6. These symptoms can signal an attack of narrow angle glaucoma, which can permanently damage the optic nerve. Immediate treatment is vital to avoid permanent vision loss.
  7. A gradual loss of central vision including distortion, seeing wavy instead of straight

  8. This can lead to blindness among elderly people.
  9. Cloudy and blurred sight, 'halos' around lights at night, loss of bright colour

  10. These vision changes may be because of cataracts. Cataracts tend to get worst over time, blurring your vision; it can lead to blindness if not treated quickly. If you are over 60, your chance of developing a macular hole in the part of the retina.
  11. Sudden blurry vision in one eye

    If you are over 60, your chance of developing a macular hole in the part of the retina.

         

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