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CLOUDY VISION

Cloudy Vision

Many conditions can cause a person's vision to become cloudy or blurry. Below are some of these conditions. By visiting your eye doctor regularly, it's often possible to manage cloudy vision from affecting your daily activities.

MYOPIA (NEARSIGHTEDNESS)

This condition causes objects in the distance to appear blurry.

HYPEROPIA (FARSIGHTEDNESS)

This condition means that close objects are blurry while distance vision may be less blurry.

ASTIGMATISM

If you have astigmatism, your vision may be blurred or distorted at distance and near.

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is the gradual decline of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects as you age.

CATARACTS

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens caused naturally by aging or by other causes like eye trauma or health problems like diabetes, leading to a decrease in vision.

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma gradually damages the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting information from the eye to the brain.

DRY EYE

When the quality or quantity of your tears change, dry eye symptoms can develop.

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KERATOCONUS

This condition causes the cornea, the outer layer of the front of your eye, to protrude forward in a cone-like shape and can cause significant vision distortions.

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RETINAL DETACHMENT

When the retina detaches from the back of the eye, it can cause temporary or permanent vision loss.

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)

In the U.S., AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the central portion of the retina becomes deteriorated.

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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

This is a diabetes complication that occurs when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina.

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CORNEAL ULCER

Corneal ulcers can develop due to an infection and can cause significant damage to the cornea and vision if not treated immediately.

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IRITIS

This inflammation of the iris, the colored part of the eye, can cause extreme pain, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision.

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KERATITIS

This inflammation of the cornea, the outer layer of the front of your eye, can permanently damage vision if left untreated.

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OPTIC NEURITIS

This inflammation of the optic nerve can cause severe loss of vision if not treated immediately.

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SCLERITIS

Occurs when the sclera (the white part of the eye) becomes painfully swollen and inflamed.

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UVEITIS

Uveitis happens when the area of the eye called the uvea becomes inflamed (red and swollen). This inflammation can damage eye tissue, possibly causing permanent vision loss.

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OCULAR MIGRAINE

These result in visual auras, visual distortions, and/or temporary vision loss, and typically occur in conjunction with migraine headaches.

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Disclaimer: The content on myeyes.com is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Any decision regarding your eyes and vision should be made in consultation with your eye doctor. Find an eye doctor near you and schedule an appointment if you are experiencing symptoms. If you think you may have a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately.

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