What are the 7 causes of blindness?
- Uncorrected refractive errors. Uncorrected refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, can all cause severe visual impairment.
- Age-related macular degeneration.
- Diabetic retinopathy.
How common is it to become blind? Approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the United States have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind, 3 million who have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million who have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error.
Can you eventually go blind? Glaucoma Timeline
The progression of vision loss can be stunted, slowed, or even stopped with treatment. If the drainage angle in your eye gets blocked, the aqueous humor fluid level rises. This puts pressure on the optic nerve. Over time, this is what causes vision loss and eventual blindness.
How do u know if ur going blind?
- Double vision.
- Blurry vision.
- Seeing flashes of light.
- Seeing floaters or “spider webs”
- Seeing halos or rainbows around lights.
- Seeing what looks like a curtain coming down over one eye.
- A sudden decrease in vision.
- Sudden sensitivity to light and glare.