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Some medical conditions arise as you age. For others without proper eye care, the conditions can start much earlier. One of these conditions is macular degeneration. It worsens with time, and it can lead to blindness. Here are some facts that will help you understand more about macular degeneration.
It is not uncommon for adults to experience declining far-distance vision. Some experience an increase in nearsightedness even past their mid to late 20s. That is despite experts telling them their eyesight would stabilize after age 18. In some instances, individuals may even experience “adult-onset” myopia. Their vision only begins to deteriorate in adulthood after having possessed perfect vision.
According to the American Optometric Association, one in every 2,000 people has keratoconus. It ranks among the most prevalent causes of corneal transplantation in the United States. It is possible to treat the early stages of the disease with glasses. Corneal transplantation may be necessary to restore sight as it progresses into late childhood and early adulthood.
Cold weather means reduced humidity, cold winds, and constant indoor heat. These factors can contribute to eye issues such as pain, a burning sensation, and irritation. Quick tear film evaporation can leave the eyes feeling dry and gritty, with the sensation of sand in the eye.
Myopia is the clinical term for the condition better known as nearsightedness. It is a refractive error of the eyes that makes it difficult for the patient to see distant objects. Usually, objects start becoming blurry the further they move from your eyes.