Signs and Symptoms of Eye Diseases

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Signs and Symptoms of Common Eye Diseases

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of common eye diseases is crucial for ensuring your eyes get the treatment necessary to prevent significant vision loss or blindness. Monterey Bay Eye Center in Monterey, CA, can detect and treat several eye conditions during an eye exam to keep your eyes healthy and vision strong. We are here to tell you the signs and symptoms of some of the most common eye diseases and how our ophthalmologist can help treat them.


While the most commonly associated symptom of cataracts is blurred vision that leads to eventual blindness, you can also experience several other symptoms when dealing with this condition. For instance, people with developing cataracts may have difficulty seeing at night or require more frequent prescription changes. Seeing halos around lights and increased sensitivity to light and glare are other common symptoms of cataracts. Schedule an eye exam with your optometrist if you notice these symptoms. They can recommend treatment to manage the progression of cataracts or refer you to our ophthalmologist for eye surgery.


Similar to cataracts, glaucoma is an eye condition capable of taking away your eyesight. The vision loss you experience depends on the type of glaucoma you have. Open-angle glaucoma causes gradual central vision loss, while closed-angle glaucoma is an emergency that causes severe eye pressure. Other frequent symptoms of glaucoma include eye discomfort, headaches, and a sensitivity to light. Your glaucoma doctor can examine your eyes and catch the condition before it leads to significant vision loss or blindness. Depending on the type of glaucoma you have, they may prescribe eye drops or recommend laser surgery for treatment.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects your central vision and can lead to the gradual loss of the ability to see fine details. This condition can also distort your vision, causing you to see wavy lines instead of straight ones. Many people experience a dark or blurry area in their central vision and have difficulty adjusting to low-light settings. While there is no cure for dry age-related macular degeneration, your ophthalmologist can use anti-VEGF injections to improve vision. They can also perform laser surgery to seal and destroy leaking blood vessels.

Combat Eye Disease With Treatment From Monterey Bay Eye Center Today

If you are dealing with any of the above eye diseases and need treatment, look no further than Monterey Bay Eye Center in Monterey, CA. Our team of optometrists and ophthalmologists can determine the severity of your condition and provide effective treatment to help you maintain visual clarity. Call us and schedule an eye exam today at (831) 372-1500 to protect your eye and vision health.

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