If you are approaching the age of 40, you might have started experiencing signs of age-related vision problems. Many such problems, such as presbyopia (farsightedness), are simply inconvenient and require vision correction. Others, however, should be dealt with immediately to prevent permanent vision loss.
Age-Related Eye Problems
Certain serious eye problems are more common as you get older. These eye diseases include:
- Macular degeneration
- Vitreous detachment
- Retinal detachment
Glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts generally develop symptoms over a period of time. Early detection, however, can reduce the amount of vision you are likely to lose and help your ophthalmologist recommend treatment, particularly in the case of glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Narrow angle glaucoma and retinal detachment usually occur suddenly, with accompanying pain, loss of vision—particularly Signs and Symptoms of Age-Related Eye Issues
If you make sure to visit Long Island Ophthalmologist Dr. James Kelly on a regular basis, he will be able to monitor the condition of your eyes and test regularly for early signs of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
It is also important for you to monitor the condition of your eyes by being aware of possible signs of age-related eye issues. Some symptoms that you should bring to Dr. Kelly’s attention include:
- Loss of peripheral vision, or tunnel vision, which could indicate glaucoma
- Loss of vision near the center of the eye, which could indicate macular degeneration
- Any sudden loss or change in your vision, even if it seems to be minor
- Sudden pain in the eye accompanied by nausea, symptomatic of narrow-angle glaucoma
To find out more about how you can monitor possible signs and symptoms of age-related eye issues, please contact the New York City ophthalmology and LASIK surgery offices of Dr. James Kelly. We would be happy to schedule an appointment or a consultation to find out how we can help you regain your vision.