Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in America. It involves the breakdown of the central part of the retina. While there is no known procedural or surgical cure, vision loss can be slowed with treatment.
Floaters and flashes are fairly common among adults. Signs include the sudden onset of dark spots, spider webs, or wavy lines in your field of vision. It is important to get a diagnosis as soon as possible, as they could indicate a retinal tear or retinal detachment in the eye.
Macular edema happens when fluid leaks out of the blood vessels in the central retina (the macula), and can lead to vision loss. By far the most common symptom of macular edema is blurring of your central vision.
As the name implies, retinal vein occlusion happens when the veins of the retina experience a blockage. This can happen due to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and people with diabetes are at a heightened risk.
Dislocated Intraocular Lens
A dislocated intraocular lens can happen to both natural lenses and lens implants. The lens moves from it’s normal position backwards towards the retina, resulting in blurry vision and possibly double vision with one eye closed.