In many cases, there are no early symptoms of common eye diseases. Patients may not notice any major changes in their vision, they may have no pain, and there may be no other obvious indicators that an eye problem is present. For this reason, it is extremely important that patients see their eye doctor on a regular basis. The eye doctor is experienced in the recognition of subtle early signs of eye disease that would otherwise be missed. This allows for prompt diagnosis and for the start of effective treatment right away.
Eyelid inflammation can be an indicator of many different things. Dry eye, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, allergies, and many other eye conditions can result in eye inflammation. It is common for inflammation to be accompanied by other symptoms in some cases, for example light sensitivity, itchiness, or dryness.
Floaters are tiny strings, specks, or cobweb-like patterns that float in a person's field of vision occasionally. Floaters are usually black, and they may move in and out of the field of vision. Floaters usually occur in groups. The reasons that floaters develop varies. They can be the result of vitreous material in the back of the eye due to aging. They may also occur after an injury, when a person has eye inflammation caused by allergies, due to systemic disease, or for other reasons as well.
Eye twitching is a fairly common issue today. Eyelids may twitch due to stress, exhaustion, overconsumption of caffeine or alcohol, dry eyes, allergies, or abnormal functioning of the basal ganglion (a condition called blepharospasm.) The treatment for eye twitching depends largely upon discovering the exact reason for the problem so that it can be corrected at its source.
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