Most of us are aware that general eye checkups help a lot in detecting warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss. Still, many people fail to seek needed medical attention when there is a severe problem in the eye.
While it might be true that some eye symptoms may resolve on their own, it’s better safe than sorry. It’s better to not take any chances when your eyesight is at risk.
Here are some eye symptoms that could indicate some serious underlying condition that can threaten your vision and need immediate observation and checking by an Ophthalmologist:
Constant Redness or Irritation – While most redness is minor and can only be a result of exhaustion, allergies or excessive contact lens wear, there are some that present some serious problems. That applies when it is often accompanied by swelling, pain, discharge, severe itchiness and vision disturbance. Redness can sometimes indicate uveitis, corneal scratch or glaucoma. That’s why it is that important to have it checked if you have a serious case of redness in your eyes.
Presence of Foreign Body in the Eye – In times that you experience and feel a foreign object in your eye, you should avoid rubbing it, as tough as it is since that can cause more severe damage. If you don’t find success in your constant efforts to wipe away or flush the foreign object, it’s best to see an eye doctor and seek help, especially if you experience visual disturbances while it is still there.
Excessive Watery Eyes – Eye watering is a natural response in order to keep your eyes healthy, safe and comfortable. However, when it is constant and disruptive, it might no longer be normal. Excessive eye watering can possibly indicate some unhealthy chronic conditions such as dry eye syndrome or cornea problems like ulcer and scratch.
Severe Eye Pain – There are numerous causes of eye pain. Some of those can include corneal ulcers and abrasions, sinusitis, scleritis, and orbital cellulitis. However, the most serious of which is uveitis or acute angle closure glaucoma.
Bleeding Eyes – Usually, bleeding eyes is a common occurrence and normally, there’s nothing to be concerned about as this can be an effect of a cough, sneeze or straining. In such cases, it will resolve on its own. But not every case is like that. If the redness comes from an injury to your eye or head, that might be an indication that there’s possibly bleeding in the brain. If that’s the case, you need to see a doctor immediately to have everything checked.
Even if you think that an issue in your eye is minor, getting proper and prompt medical attention will certainly help save your vision. It’s always best to be on the side of caution and have your eyes checked out. Taking them for granted could cost you your eyesight.
Our eye doctors at Shinagawa can help. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a needed eye consultation.