Most of us will experience temporary eye problems from time to time, including itching, blurriness or fatigue. Most of these eye problems are short-lived and will probably go away on their own with no complications. However, sudden eye problems and those that last for more than a couple of days should be checked by an eye doctor. The following is a list of common eye problems and their possible causes.
While usually harmless, an eye twitch can be very annoying. Twitching may be associated with the following:
Are your eyes itching? Itchy, red eyes can be very uncomfortable. Here are a few conditions that may cause itchy eyes:
Do your eyes feel tired and fatigued? The following conditions may cause tired eyes:
Do you see spots in your vision? Do you see faint strands floating around that seem to move away if you look at them? Floaters may occur with the following conditions:
Blurry vision, or the inability to bring objects into sharp focus, can be caused by a number of conditions. Sometimes fatigue or illness can cause vision to be temporarily blurred. The following eye problems can also cause blurry vision:
Age-related eye problems:
Many eye problems occur as we get older. As always, annual comprehensive eye examinations are important for maintaining healthy vision as we age. The following eye problems may develop due to aging: