Blurry vision can be a sign of several different retina problems, including age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, and macular pucker. If you’re suddenly experiencing blurry vision and need answers now, Katia Taba, MD, at Personalized Retina Care of Naples in Naples, Florida, can help. Dr. Taba is a retina care specialist who offers customized treatments in a warm and welcoming environment. Book online or by phone now.
There are many potential causes of blurry vision. Personalized Retina Care of Naples specializes in retina care diseases and conditions, many of which cause blurry vision. In eye disease or eye conditions affecting the retina, blurry vision is typically confined to your central vision.
Dr. Taba can perform comprehensive retinal examinations to determine what’s causing your blurry vision.
Age-related macular degeneration causes a deteriorating macula within your retina. Blurry central vision is typically the most prominent symptom of age-related macular degeneration, and it may eventually cause vision loss unless treated.
Usually, age-related macular degeneration occurs in seniors, and it’s the leading cause of vision loss in U.S. adults 65 and over.
A macular hole, as the name implies, is a small hole in your retina’s macula. Blurry central vision is often the most obvious symptom of a macular hole, but vision distortion and even a black spot in the vision can happen as well.
Macular pucker is a condition where scar tissue on your retina’s macula causes symptoms, including blurry central vision, vision distortion, and sometimes cloudy areas in your central vision. In rare circumstances, a macular pucker may become a macular hole later.
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects many diabetes sufferers. It’s the result of uncontrolled blood sugar, which causes damaging changes within your retina. Blurry vision is one of the key signs of diabetic retinopathy for many sufferers.
Retinal vein occlusion is another common reason for blurry vision. It develops due to blood clots blocking your retinal blood supply. Retinal vein occlusion can also cause spots in the vision or even serious vision loss without treatment.
The treatment for your blurry vision depends on what caused your symptoms. In the case of conditions like retinal occlusion, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, pain-free eye injections with either anti-VEGF or steroid medications can often help. Laser treatment may also relieve symptoms.
For a macular hole or macular pucker, Dr. Taba may recommend vitrectomy surgery to reposition the macula back into a flat position where it can grow back into place.
Need to see through the blur? Book your appointment online or by phone now.