Eye Care
16 June, 2021 by
Progno Health Medical Team
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Eye Care

The eye Is like a camera with a lens (cornea) in the front and a film (retina) at the back. The retina converts the visual image into a signal that is sent to the brain. The center point of the retina is called the macula. A healthy macula is essential For tasks involving fine vision such as reading, recognizing faces, and distinguishing things. In most cases, diseases of the retina are Irreversible; hence, the need for regular eye check-ups.

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina separates from the tissue around it; one can permanently lose vision if the detached retina isn't repaired promptly.

A detached retina doesn't hurt, so look for these symptoms:

• Hashes of light

• Seeing floaters (small flecks or threads)

• Darkening of your peripheral (side) vision

Regular eye examinations are essential if you are nearsighted, as extreme nearsightedness Is a risk factor for retinal detachment, if you notice any of these symptoms, contact your eye doctor immediately.

Tips for Healthy vision

• Avoid sugar and foods high in saturated fats, as they can lead to diseases like diabetes,   

  which can affect the vision.

• Take essential vitamins and other micronutrients required for healthy vision, such

  as A, C and E, and zinc, which can slow the development of Age-Related Macular

  Degeneration (AMD),

• Consume dark green, leafy vegetables like spinach and yellow fruits and vegetables

   like corn and peaches, which are sources of lutein and zeaxanthin and can lower the risk   

   of AMD.

• Quit smoking, as smoking is a major risk factor for many eye conditions.

• Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays, which have been linked  

   to the formation of cataracts,

• Exercise regularly - it may reduce the risk of eye conditions like AMD & glaucoma.

Have an annual eye examination to catch vision problems early!

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