Are you over 40 years old and do you sometimes see blurry? Then you can have this condition
Are you bothered by the fact that you are becoming increasingly blurred and you cannot really find an explanation? Around the 40th ...
Fortunately, you can prevent your eyes from deteriorating
Are you bothered by the fact that you are becoming increasingly blurred and you cannot really find an explanation? An age-related ailment can occur around man's 40th birthday. This ailment is called cataracts and can be very annoying. It is the cloudiness of the eye lens, so you can no longer see clearly even with glasses. This cloudiness arises because proteins start to clump in the eye lens.
Old-age cataracts occur very often, but with the one just a little earlier than the other. Almost everyone has a cataract around the age of 85, but sometimes it is also possible that people already have to deal with this disease around the age of 55. Three percent of people already have cataracts if they are only between 55 and 65 years old. Some people even notice it in their fortieth year.
What should you pay attention to?
- You look blurry.
- Colors are less bright. Often the colors become slightly more yellow or browner than you are used to.
- Sometimes you see double if you look with one eye.
- You see poorly at night. You have a lot of trouble with lampposts and headlights. You often see a halo around it.
- The strength of your glasses drops or rises very quickly in a short time.
If you have cataracts, we have bad news for you: this will never get better. With one the lens blurs faster than with the other. Fortunately it can be remedied through surgery. With this procedure the cloudy lens is replaced by a clear lens. This can be done under a local anesthetic and can be arranged in a short period.
Can you completely prevent cataracts? No, but you can delay the process by living a healthy life. No smoking, drinking and healthy eating is best. In addition, the Eye Fund recommends wearing sunglasses in bright sunlight.