Warning signs for ocular diseases
Fluctuating vision: If you have constant changes in how well you can see from day-to-day, chronic systemic medical conditions maybe a causing vision loss or you may be experiencing dry eye symptoms.
Flashes or floaters: Spots or floaters in your vision are typically harmless and usually only a natural aging process of the eye. If you notice a change or increase in floaters with any flashes of lights, this maybe a warning signs of a retinal detachment or a tear in the retina. Immediate care is important to prevent serious vision loss.
Loss of peripheral vision: Changes in peripheral or side vision can occur with different disease to the eye but primarily concerned with signs of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs with damage to the optic nerve which functions to transmit visual images to the brain. It is usually a slow process with no symptoms but the visual field defects can be permanent.
Noticing distorted images: If straight lines start to appear wavy or distorted, the part of your retina responsible for central vision called the macula, might be being affected by diseases like age-related macular degeneration or other chronic systemic diseases.
These are only a few warning signs for possible ocular diseases which may affect the eyes. If you have any concerns for any symptoms, please contact our office for more information and to set up an appointment. Keep in mind, medical conditions cannot be diagnosed over the phone but our trained staff will help in making the best medical decision for your eyes.