If you vision blurry? Don't leave it unchecked!

Is you vision blurred or are you experienced reduced colour sensitivity? If yes, do not take it lightly. Doctors say that such minor problems could actually be a sign of a retinal disease.

Retinal diseases often get under-diagnosed as there is no pain accompanying these signs. Also, the other eye may not show the same symptoms and this makes up for the poor eye.

Among the various retinal disorders, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are the major types. These account for about 8.7% and 4.8% of blindness in the world.

Some of the common signs of retinal disorders like AMD include blurred or distorted vision, dark spots in central vision, or straight lines appearing wavy, say experts.

These diseases are noticed only when there is profound loss of vision or when the patient closes one eye. It is important to understand these signs and seek expert advice early to prevent loss of vision. Treatment becomes difficult for those who have completely lost their sight.

Some of the treatment options available in India include laser photocoagulation, anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) injections, and combination therapy, which includes laser and anti-VEGF treatment.

People with diabetes should be especially alert as they are more prone to develop diabetic retinopathy, according to doctors.

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