Medical Conditions That Can Cause Complete Blindness And Tips To Prevent It

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Blindness in not less than a curse in life. Life would become hell when you cannot see even in broad daylight. Every single breathe you take would become difficult when you lose the ability to see. So reduce your chances of getting blind by making yourself aware with the facts and certain tips.

According to Healthline, blindness is described as “inability to see anything, even in light”. Blindness can be in range of partial, legal and complete. When a person is partially blind, he or she may not be able to see the objects clearly or may find difficulty in distinguishing the objects. Partially blindness may cause blurred vision. While complete blindness can leave you in lurch and make your life miserable. A completely blind person cannot see anything at all that refers to life in darkness.  Legal blindness is defined as highly compromised eye sight. It makes you unable to see only from 20 feet away while a person with healthy eyes can see from 200 feet away.

Eyes are an extremely sensitive and delicate organ of the body that should be properly taken care of. That is why, the ophthalmologist or eye specialist highly recommends to not ignoring the eye problem which may have not existed before. It is advised you to give extra attention on your changing eye sight with time. Sometimes the little ignorance can lead to big emergency. You may not get your vision back so talk to your doctor and seek medical help right away to prevent future complexities. Early diagnosis and treatment might help you restore your vision and can highly prevent you from complete blindness. You may undergo specific surgery or long term medication to restore your vision and prevent vision loss.

Listing out certain medical or accidental conditions that may lead to complete blindness. 
1) Head Injury- 
According to some leading surgeons, head injury has been highly linked with complete vision loss. Head injuries basically include injury to brain, skull, or scalp which may range from mild to traumatic. Sometimes these injuries cause blood clotting in the brain vessels which in result can lead to brain damage or complete vision loss. You are highly recommended to visit a doctor if you experience headache, confusion, spinning sensation, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, ringing sensations in the ears, loss of consciousness, coordination problem, memory loss, etc.
2) Glaucoma-
Glaucoma is one of the most common eye problems that can lead to blindness if left untreated. It is a disease that damages the optic nerve which helps pass information to brain from eyes. It is also found out that high blood pressure can easily cause blindness as it causes erode in your optic nerves tissues. You are recommended to visit eye specialist if you experience severe eye pain, vomiting, redness in your eyes, blurred vision, etc.
3) Cataract-
A cataract can cause cloudy picture in the lens of your eyes that interferes with your vision. It happens when the protein form clumps in the eyes and causes blurry vision. You may get cataract in one eye or in both eyes. The disease grows slowly that may end up with compromised vision.
4) Macular Degeneration-
Macular degeneration shows the symptoms like blurred vision, trouble recognizing face, hazy vision and many more. This common eye disease affects majority of the people and cause blindness if not treated on time. Person who are at greater risk of developing include- Advance age (above 60), being Caucasian, family history, smoking, obesity, or cardiovascular disease.
5) Diabetic Retinopathy-
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels of the retina and may lead to vision loss. Your uncontrolled high BP also contributes well to develop diabetic retinopathy. If you are diabetic and experiencing symptoms like blurred vision, loss of vision, problem seeing at night, problem in distinguishing colors, etc. You need to consult your nearest eye doctor right away.
The Takeaway-
Eye problems are serious problem which should not be ignored or avoided and should be treated on time. It is highly recommended to get your eyes tested at regular intervals. Keeping normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in check is greatly advised. Keeping eye on the changes of eye sight and seeking help with best ophthalmologist would surely help you prevent eye diseases and future complications.
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