Vision Loss discussed on Dr Bernie Portner, The Moving Body


In some way that can certainly have an impact on the vision and the quality of the vision. So if you have. If you have a dry and the surface of the is rough or irregular as a result that's gonna lead to blurred vision dry typically doesn't lead to consistently blurred vision unless it's fairly severe. But what it does do is it leads to intermittent deploring of the vision is little dry and the moisture layer of the tear film is not what it should be. Oftentimes, you may notice that you read for a little while and you see, okay. And then the vision starts to get blurred. This is often a sign of dryness of the surface of the eye. So that's something also that caused can cause some blurring of the vision. So as we get older there, a number of additional things that we look for and think about of course, these can affect people of any age, but they're more common as you get older. So we talked about cataract cataracts cloudy lens in the I it's common as you get older, it's a normal aging change in the land. So everyone eventually is going to develop a cataract if they live long enough. So he may develop a cataract in your fifties or sixties, which is less common or you may. Them in your seventies and eighties, which is more common. Some people don't have significant cataracts tell they're in their nineties, but everyone sooner or later develops a little cataract. So the cataract is a cloudy lens at block some of the like getting into the I can range from mild vision loss to severe vision loss, a very advanced cataract can lead to complete vision loss or essentially blindness or both eyes. But fortunately, it's reversible. Blindness cataracts can be treated at any stage in their development. They're easier to treat when they're a little bit less advanced so more advanced cataracts, a little bit more difficult to treat little higher risk of complications. But the cataract can be treated at any.

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