Common Medical Conditions That Could Negatively Impact Your Vision

Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body are interrelated. Thus, when something is wrong with a certain body part, there’s a huge chance that some of your body systems will also be affected. Here at our Ohio optical practice, we get a lot of visits from patients who suffer from certain eye conditions as a result of an existing medical condition.

Below is  quick look of eye conditions which could influence the occurrence of certain eye problems:

  • Diabetes – Abnormal blood sugar levels could lead to cataract, glaucoma, and retinal problems

  • Myasthenia Gravis – An autoimmune disease which affect muscle strength, leading to easy fatigability and weakness. Once the ocular muscles are affected, double vision and ptosis (drooping of the eyelids) could occur

  • Lyme Disease – A multi-system disorder resulting from an immune response to the spirochete Borelia burgdorferi transmitted by the Deer tick. Eye problems which could arise from Lyme Disease include conjunctivitis, retinal vasculitis, iritis, optic disc edema and loss of vision.

  • Cerebrovascular Accidents/Stroke – Vision problems may arise as a result of blockage along the neural pathways between the eyes and the brain

  • Thyroid Problems – Thyroid-related conditions could result to protruding eyes and blurred vision.

The aforementioned conditions are just a tip of the iceberg as there are still a lot of not so well-known medical conditions which could negatively impact your eye health. Let us help you figure out the root cause of your existing eye problems! Call us at 330-305-2200 or fill out any of these patient forms. We look forward to your visit!

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