Watch out for Eye Diseases
While it’s true that some eye diseases don’t initially display any symptoms, there are some common signals that not everything is perfect with your eyes. If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, listen to your body signs and visit our practice:
Floaters & Flashes
Both floaters and flashes arise from issues related to a gel-like fluid in the eye called the vitreous humor. As you age, this fluid can develop deposits called floaters that appear in your vision like black spots or specks. Alone, they don’t often require treatment, but they can be a warning sign when they show up in conjunction with other symptoms.
Flashes are sudden flashes of light in your peripheral vision that appear out of nowhere. They can be a symptom of vitreous detachment, especially if flashes occur along with floaters.
If your eyes constantly seem red or veiny, you might be suffering from a disease called conjunctivitis. Often referred to as pink-eye, it’s an inflammation of the thin layer that covers the eye surface and the inner parts of your eyelids. It can be a result of a viral or bacterial infection or allergies. Conjunctivitis caused by viruses or bacteria is also very contagious.