Can you cure blurred vision

Blindness and poor eyesight (slowly increasing)

By far the most common cause of increasing visual impairment is a visual defect. This can easily be remedied with an adapted visual aid. Eyesight also usually deteriorates with age, and the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma increases.

One of the most common causes of blindness is Retinitis pigmentosa. It often begins in childhood and leads to a gradual decline of the light-sensing cells in the retina - initially the rods responsible for night and twilight vision, later also the cones in the center of the retina, which are important for reading and color vision. Typically night blindness occurs first, followed by a slow restriction of the field of vision up to a tubular "tunnel vision" with which the person concerned can only perceive objects that he is looking at directly. The final stage is complete blindness after decades. The disease affects an estimated 40,000 people in Germany. Unfortunately, there is still no effective therapy.

Symptoms, their causes, measures and self-help

  • Indistinct, blurred vision in the distance

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  • Indistinct, blurred vision nearby

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  • Indistinct, blurred vision near and far

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  • Poor vision in the dark (Night blindness)

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  • Slowly progressive loss of vision; initially in the external field of vision; then expansion in the middle until complete blindness

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  • Gray spot, later loss of vision in the center; externally preserved eyesight; initially often distorted vision

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  • Increasing foggy or veil vision; Sensitivity to glare; gray colors

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  • Shadow, curtain or beam that is pushed in front of the eye; often preceding flashes of light, showers of sparks, soot rain; later distorted vision

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Indistinct, blurred vision in the distance

Root cause:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist or, if the ametropia is known, to the optician

Self help:

  • Do not drive any vehicles until your ametropia has been corrected

Indistinct, blurred vision nearby

Root cause:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist or, if the ametropia is known, to the optician

Self help:

  • Do not drive any vehicles until your ametropia has been corrected

Indistinct, blurred vision near and far

Root cause:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist or, in the case of known ametropia, to the optician

Self help:

  • Do not drive any vehicles until your ametropia has been corrected

Poor vision in the dark (Night blindness)

Causes:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the family doctor or ophthalmologist if night blindness occurs again

Slowly progressive loss of vision; initially in the external field of vision; then expansion in the middle until complete blindness

Causes:

  • Glaucoma (glaucoma)
  • Retinitis pigmentosa (hereditary, slowly progressive loss of sensory cells in the retina)
  • Brain tumor, e.g. B. Pituitary adenoma

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist if you can no longer see things at the side of the picture (difficulty climbing stairs, driving a car, reading)

Gray spot, later loss of vision in the center; externally preserved eyesight; initially often distorted vision

Root cause:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist

Increasing foggy or veil vision; Sensitivity to glare; gray colors

Causes:

Measure:

  • In the next few days to the ophthalmologist or family doctor

Shadow, curtain or beam that is pushed in front of the eye; often preceding flashes of light, showers of sparks, soot rain; later distorted vision

Causes:

Measure:

  • Immediately to the ophthalmologist or to the eye clinic

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Since serious illnesses can also be the cause, slowly increasing poor eyesight and blindness should always be clarified by a doctor.

Authors

Dr. med. Arne Schäffler; Dr. med. Brigitte Strasser-Vogel | last changed on at 09:00


Important note: This article has been written according to scientific standards and has been checked by medical professionals. The information communicated in this article can in no way replace professional advice in your pharmacy. The content cannot and must not be used to make independent diagnoses or to start therapy.