Alternate Names : Changes in Vision
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Prevention depends on the cause. Early detection and
treatment of glaucoma can often prevent vision loss. Control of diabetes
can help prevent vision changes caused by diabetic retinopathy.
Frequent hand washing and not
touching the eyes with the hands helps prevent conjunctivitis. Many
cases of vision changes cannot be prevented.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term effects depend on the cause. Presbyopia
causes a permanent loss of vision in near objects. But reading glasses
or bifocals are the only treatment needed and there are no other long-
term effects. A brain tumor can cause death. Glaucoma, macular
degeneration, and diabetes can all result in permanent blindness or vision
What are the risks to others?
Vision changes themselves pose no risks to others unless the
person engages in dangerous activities such as driving. If the
cause of the vision change is an eye infection, such as conjunctivitis or
keratitis, the infection may be catching in some cases.