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Blurred vision may indicate retinal disease

IANS  |  New Delhi 

People experiencing blurred or decreased colour sensitivity need to get their eyes checked as these seemingly minor problems may actually indicate that account for a significant share of the loss burden in the world, experts have warned.

often get underdiagnosed as people feel no when symptoms start showing up and the other eye often compensates for the poor eye, experts from the Opthalmological Society (AIOS) said at a workshop on here.

Among the various retinal disorders, (AMD) and (DME) are the major types that account for about 8.7 per cent and 4.8 per cent of in the world respectively.

"The common symptoms of like AMD include blurred or distorted vision, dark spots in central or straight lines appearing wavy," said Rajvardhan Azad, of the All Collegium of Ophthalmology, a fellowship programme of

"often go underdiagnosed as they get noticed only when profound loss of eye sight occurs or the patient closes one eye. It is, therefore, imperative to understand the symptoms and seek expert advice as early diagnosis can help prevent loss of vision," Azad, who is also an at Eye Hospital in New Delhi, said.

Early detection of AMD and DME increases the possibility of preventing vision loss, and according to Azad, treatment becomes difficult for those who have completely lost their sight.

Some of the treatment options available in include photocoagulation, anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) injections and combination therapy which includes and anti-VEGF treatment.

People with should be especially alert as they are more prone to develop diabetic retinopathy, Azad said.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:10 IST