The eyes are considered to be one of the most vital parts of the body. It allows us to see what is happening in our surroundings and appreciate what we have. For these reasons and many other, the eyes and their health are a priority for many people. When vision starts to become impaired and diseases start to affect the eyes, not only can the body be affected physically, but mental symptoms may also start to develop. In some cases, a condition that affects vision may be temporary, but, in other cases, it may be a long-term condition that causes harm to the eyes and eventually may even lead to complete vision loss.
Conditions And Diseases That Affect The Eyes
There are a lot of different conditions that can affect the eyes. Some conditions causes symptoms to develop over a short period of time and can clear up when treated, such as when an allergy affects the eyes. When an eye disease develop, however, the condition may be more complicated and, in some cases, may not be curable, but only manageable to a certain degree.
Some common diseases that affects the eyes include:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration: This is an eye disease that is quite common and affects over 10 million individuals within the United States. Age-Related Macular Degeneration can be divided into two types, including dry macular degeneration, which is the most common type of this eye disease, and wet macular degeneration.
- Cataracts: Cataracts causes the lens of the eye to lose its ability to focus correctly on objects that are in front of a patient, and is often related to age. Vision may be blurred and the patient may also find that they become sensitive to light when they have developed cataracts.
- Glaucoma: Glaucoma is an eye disease that is caused by fluids thatbuilds up in the eye; thus leading to excessive pressure being placed on the eye. This, in turn, causes optic nerve damage. Since the optic nerve is essential for vision, Glaucoma can lead to a significant loss in vision, as well as blindness.
Some other diseases that may also affect the eyes include keratoconus, diabetic macular edema, strabismus, amblyopia, ocular hypertension, uveitis, retinal detachment and CMV retinitis.
Causes Of Eye-Related Problems And Diseases
Age is most commonly associated with many different types of eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, but there are other factors that can also contribute to the development of eye diseases. Some conditions, such as allergies that affect the eyes, can also be caused by some environmental factors like pollen.
Since there are a large number of different diseases that affect the eye, it is not possible to discuss particular causes without specifying each of the particular diseases since each has different causes and different risk factors that affects the development of the disease. For example, as we have already discussed, Glaucoma develops when there is a fluid build up in the eye, which then causes damage to the optic nerve by placing too much pressure on the eye.
Some physical diseases that are not directly related to the eyes can also contribute to eye diseases. For example, diabetic macular edema is found in patients who have developed diabetes, a diseases that interferes with the body’s ability to produce insulin and effectively process glucose.
How Eye-Related Conditions And Diseases Are Treated
When a person simply suffers from mild vision problems, they can visit an optometrist and obtain a pair of prescription glasses or opt for contact lenses. Prescription glasses and contact lenses have helped millions of people see better, but this isn’t always the best treatment option when a particular disease is affecting the eyes. Many diseases of the eye cannot be fully cured, but the damage that is caused by certain diseases can be controlled with adequate treatment.
Some eye disease can be treated with medication. For example, NHS Choices report that wet age-related macular degeneration can be treated with anti-VEGF medication, while will help to prevent the formation of new blood vessels within the patient’s eye. Laser treatment is also often administered to patients with eye diseases. In some severe cases surgery might also be recommended to help treat the disease or condition that affects the patient’s eye.
Bioresonance Therapy And The Eyes
Bioresonance therapy has quite a lot of potential when used to treat certain conditions and diseases that may affect the eyes, yet this particular option is most often overlooked by professionals in the eye care industry. This treatment provides a way to assist with reducing symptoms that are associated with certain eye diseases, as well as help reduce the damage that some of these diseases causes. In many cases, the use of bioresonance therapy can be combined with other treatment options to enhance the effectiveness and further help to delay the progression of the particular disease.
Vision is important for experiencing a higher quality of life; thus vision problems can be troublesome and very unpleasant. Unfortunately, many eye diseases cannot be cured, but their progress can often be slowed; thus delaying the effects that the particular disease has on the eyes. Bioresonance therapy, even though often overlooked, poses as a potential treatment option to assist with reducing symptoms and damage done to the eyes by a variety of eye-related diseases.