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3 Common Causes of Eye Conditions September 13, 2018

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3 Common Causes of Eye Conditions , Ashland, Kentucky

Although vision loss is not necessarily inevitable as you age, most people can expect to experience eye problems of some kind at one time or another. Fortunately, many of the most common eye conditions are relatively easy to treat or reverse, especially if they are diagnosed early. Here, the knowledgeable team at Kentucky’s Tri-State Ophthalmology explains some of the top causes of ocular problems so you know what to look out for between eye exams. 

3 Common Causes of Eye Issues

1. Age

eye conditionsAge-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision problems among people who are older than 50. Despite the name, age is not the only cause of this eye condition. Risk factors include smoking, family history, genetics, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and leading a sedentary lifestyle. 

2. Diabetes

Because the eyes are incredibly vascular, any issues that affect the circulatory system can also affect eye health. Therefore, people who are prone to high blood sugar need to stay on top of their annual eye exams. Diabetes-related complications include blurry vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. 

3. Hypertension 

People with untreated high blood pressure are at risk for hypertensive retinopathy. Because this eye disease does not manifest any early symptoms, it is usually diagnosed during routine eye exams. As it progresses to the more severe stages, symptoms might include vision loss and headaches. 

If you think you may have an eye condition based on the risk factors presented above, contact Tri-State Ophthalmology. Located in Ashland, KY, they have helped patients throughout the Tri-State area see with perfect vision since 1963. A full-service vision center that prioritizes personalized care, they provide everything from annual exams to cataract surgery. Visit their website to learn more about the eye conditions they treat, and call (606) 324-2451 to make an appointment today. 

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