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Having excellent vision every day is something that every human being desires. However, for that to be possible, we all need to be well-equipped with the necessary knowledge, practice daily eye care routines and keep up with all appointments as scheduled by our optometrist.

Also, it is important to get full and proper treatment for any medical condition that affects your body. This is because some medical conditions can seriously affect one’s eyesight and possibly lead to a complete loss of vision if not treated properly and promptly. Here are some of them.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood pressure is often associated with many other health conditions, including severe damage to the blood vessels within and around the eyes. When this happens, it would cause visual problems for the affected person.

Sickle Cell Disease

People who suffer from sickle cell anaemia always have their red blood cells abnormally shaped, and this exposes them to a lot of health risks. This is because the abnormally shaped blood cells can damage the blood vessels in the eyes, resulting in blindness if not treated in time.

Malnutrition

An unhealthy diet puts your eyes and entire body at a high risk of several medical conditions. Eating poorly makes your body system lack certain important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, zinc, lutein, and vitamin E, which would put you at risk of developing vision issues such as age-related macular degeneration.

Measles

Even though most people undergo measles vaccination in childhood, there are still several measles outbreak cases among children and adults. And if not properly treated, measles can affect the eyes and cause conjunctivitis. If the inflammation worsens, it can cause corneal infection and damage, optic nerve infections and vision loss.

Liver Disease

Although the human liver is not close to the eyes, a disease like cirrhosis can cause eye problems such as dry eyes itchy eyes and fat buildup on the eyelids. If the liver disease goes undetected and untreated, the cornea and lens would get damaged.

Diabetes

Individuals with prolonged cases of diabetes (also known as excess sugar in the blood) are at a high risk of having diabetic retinopathy. This is because high blood sugar can cause the blood vessels of the eye to leak into the retina, and this would result in blindness.

If you have recently experienced or are currently experiencing any of the above-listed medical conditions, do well to get prompt and proper treatment as well as follow-up eye checkups to keep your eyes healthy. Contact us for more eye health information.