What treatments are available for blindness in the UK?

People suffering from sight loss in the UK are able to access some of the finest healthcare in the world via the NHS.

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Friday, 3rd July 2020, 7:21 am
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Visual impairments

When it comes to sight loss and visual impairments, there are many different forms that people suffer from that can range from mild to severe. Some visual impairments can be blurred vision, light sensitivity or hazy vision. Other visual impairments can be a lot worse such as blindness, cornea blindness, cataracts, and glaucoma.

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Blurred vision treatments

If you are living in the UK and you suffer from blurred vision then, there are a few different treatments available. The most simple of all is an eye test at your optician. A new pair of prescription glasses may solve the problem for you.

If the issue is more serious than that, you might need to get some surgery.

Cataracts disease

Cataracts disease is a type of eye condition that can cause cloudy and blurred vision as proteins build up on your lens which could lead to potential blindness. There are a few different ways that cataracts can be treated, including an operation to remove the build-up or getting a replacement lens operation.

However, these operations come with risks like any other medical procedure; make sure you ask lots of questions and understand all of the risks and complications.

Glaucoma

This is a type of eye condition that is caused by optic nerve damage which attaches from the eye to the brain. If this is not discovered early enough and treated it can cause permanent sight loss.

When it comes to treatments, there are different kinds however, this will depend on the type of glaucoma you have. For instance, you might require eye drops to reduce pressure in your eyes, laser eye treatment to reduce the fluid in your eyes or surgery to improve drainage.

Get help early

One of the biggest things you can do to achieve a successful outcome is seek help early, either via your GP or an optician, who can refer you on to specialists if required.

If you or someone you know has an eye condition, it is vital that the right treatment is found.