Eye Diseases

The following eye problems are diseases that may develop over time and require medical attention.

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye's crystalline lens that usually develops slowly over time.  In the case of post-traumatic cataracts, however, they can also occur very quickly.  It is the leading cause of poor vision in adults.  Symptoms of cataracts include dimmed or blurred vision, double vision, halos or glare around lights, colors appearing less vivid, feeling of a film over the eyes, frequently cleaning eyes, difficulty driving or reading, and frequently changing or cleaning glasses.
Glaucoma is a condition of elevated eye pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness. Symptoms include extreme light sensitivity, tearing and persistent pain. Signs also include an enlarged eye, cloudy cornea and lid spasm.7