Visual impairment has become a global and increasing problem. It was estimated by the World Health Organization that by 2020, 7.9 billion people globally will be affected by vision. The estimation includes all age groups. Moreover, many of those who will become affected will suffer from blindness. The good thing however becomes that many eye diseases can lead to serious visual impairment can now be easily avoided. So, here are the top 5 treatable eye diseases, and how you can avoid them.
Cataract – cataract ranks as the leading cause of blindness in the world today. Early detection has become the key to preventing serious eye problem due to cataract. It can easily be treated with surgery so a simple regular eye checkup can prevent one from developing this eye condition. It ranks as one of the leading causes of visual impairment across the globe.
Refractive Error – refractive errors are myopia or nearsightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness and astigmatism. Refractive error is one of the easiest eye conditions to treat. A simple screening, diagnosis and the use of prescription eye glasses, contact lenses or surgery. In children, it is very important to early diagnosis because early diagnosis and treatment can actually restore the vision of the child to normal function.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – no cure exists for Age-related macular degeneration but very effective treatments exist so that the disease will not lead to blindness. Treatments include medication, laser therapy, and proper nutrition and vitamin supplements. Age-related macular degeneration ranks as the third leading cause of blindness but with early diagnosis and treatment, blindness can be prevented.
Glaucoma – glaucoma lists as the second leading cause of blindness today. There are different types of glaucoma and treatment depends on the type of glaucoma one has. Although it is one of the leading causes of blindness, effective treatments are available to those who have the condition. Recommendations state to have regular eye checkup because early diagnosis can lead to effective treatment, resulting in the preservation of vision. Treatment works best if the condition is still in its early stage. Glaucoma has been known to become reversible in children. For adults, treatment usually involves medication and surgery, most commonly laser surgery.
Eye injury – eye injury can be anything from accidental eye injury, failure to properly care for one’s eyes and/or work-related eye injury. Eye injuries, except for eye injuries caused by accidents, can be avoided by being aware of practices that can damage one’s eyes, such as not using UV protected eyeglasses when spending time outdoors.
Almost of these conditions can be prevented by having regular eye checkup. If you have any eye problems or simply want to have your eye checked, you might want to visit Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, the leading LASIK or Laser eye surgery center in Houston. The center has the best eye doctors and the latest in eye care and treatment today and has helped many patients suffering from the above conditions.
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