Blurred Vision And Lines In The Elderly.?
Hello doctor, want to ask. I have a mother who is 62 years old. From one day ago his vision was interrupted by complaints of vision that looked like lines and blurred. And when you look at the focus in one direction for 10 minutes just a little looks a little close. And the distance of vision is not more than 2 meters. It has been checked by a doctor, he said, there are no diseases, either cataracts or neurological disorders, sleep regularly before this event appears, eat well regularly. If the condition of a dark room that appears only white stripes. Oh yeah it’s been scanned too but the doctor said there’s also nothing healthy. Want to ask, why is this? And how do you treat it? Is the medicine from a doctor or a natural medicine only?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Blurred vision with lines or spots (floaters) is most often caused by age. As you age, the thickness of the vitreous will decrease so that there will be remnants of stagnant dirt, this vitreous is a liquid between the front and back of the eye that serves to maintain the shape of the eyeball. The vitreous initially has a chewy consistency, but over time it will melt and the elasticity will decrease, so that the vitreous will shrink, and some parts of the eyeball will be attracted too. When the vitreous shrinks and becomes denser, it will begin to emerge the remnants of loose dirt that eventually block the path of vision. Apart from age factors, several other things can also cause floaters, such as trauma / injury to the eye, farsightedness, inflammation or infection of the eye, complications from diabetes and hypertension, tumors, side effects from migraines, and so forth. If the examination has been done and there are no abnormalities, generally complaints are not dangerous, but if it is felt to interfere with excessive vision, you should consult your ophthalmologist. The doctor will suggest questions and answers, general and specific physical examinations on the eyes, and maybe some additional examinations if needed. Handling will be adjusted to the cause of the complaint, you should use drugs that are recommended by your doctor regularly and as directed. Complaints like this will generally occur in old age and are difficult to prevent, but you should still maintain eye health, especially if other symptoms are felt to interfere. Perform eye examinations at least every 2 years, wear glasses when blurry vision, eat healthy and nutritious foods, consume lots of vegetables and fruits, especially foods that contain vitamin A, meet fluid needs, have adequate rest, and control risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc.
Thus, hopefully it helps.