Today.com highlights the 5 eye symptoms you should not ignore. Take note of these serious symptoms:
1. Flashes and floaters
Although most people have experienced floaters, those gnat-like or cobwebby squiggles that appear in your field of vision, a new onset of floaters, which may be accompanied by flashes of light (often described as a lightning streak in the peripheral vision), warrants a quick trip to an ophthalmologist.
2. Red, teary eyes
Red, teary eyes aren't always due to a long night out, especially if you wear contacts. You might have keratitis, an infection of the cornea that causes redness, pain, inflammation, discharge and a host of other miserable problems. When caught early, it can be treated more easily. Wait too long and you could potentially lose your vision.
3. Double vision
People can experience double vision in one or both eyes. If you have double vision in one eye, it can be due to a corneal problem. If you have double vision in both eyes, which is more common, it means your eyes aren't working together in the right way. That could be due to a neurological issue, an autoimmune problem or other potentially serious issues.
4. Pupils don't look the same size
Anisocoria is the technical name for unequal pupil size. Some people who are otherwise healthy may have unequal pupils. But generally, if you're an adult and one of your pupils — that black dot right in the middle of your eye — becomes larger or smaller, and you haven't used eye drops, call your doctor. Unequal pupil size can be a sign of serious problems.
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