If you notice these signs in your eyes, then you are likely to go blind in the next 3-7 years
Blindness is the inability to see anything, including light.
If you are partially blind, you have limited vision. For example, you may have blurred vision or the inability to distinguish the shapes of objects. Complete blindness means that you cannot see at all.
Legal blindness refers to highly compromised vision. What a person with regular vision can see from 200 feet away, a legally blind person can see from only 20 feet away.
Seek medical attention immediately if you suddenly lose the ability to see. Have someone bring you to the emergency room for treatment. Do not wait for your vision to return.
Depending on the cause of your blindness, immediate treatment can increase your chances of restoring your vision. Treatment may involve surgery or medication.
Common causes of blindness include diabetes, macular degeneration, traumatic injuries, infections of the cornea or retina, glaucoma, and inability to get any glasses.
Below are the top three symptoms of blindness:
- Difficulty seeing: People with similar levels of visual loss may have very different responses to this symptom.
- Lack of vision: People who lose their vision suddenly, rather than over a period of years, may also have more difficulty adjusting to their visual loss.
- Eye discomfort: Eye awareness, foreign body sensation, and eye pain or discharge may be present or absent, depending on the underlying cause of the blindness.
Other symptoms of blindness?
If you are completely blind, you can’t see anything. If you are partially blind, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Cloudy vision
- An inability to see shapes
- Seeing only shadows
- Poor night vision
- Tunnel vision
Source:healthline.com, kidshealth.org, sleekgist.com