Degenerative ocular conditions - Coggle Diagram
Degenerative ocular conditions
Conditions of the eye that worsen over time
Age-related macular degeneration – a physical disturbance of the macula (the center of the retina)
Color blindness – a deficiency in color vision
Eye floaters or flashes – small clouds or specks that move across your field of vision
Sudden or severe eye pain
Pain that persists or recurs in or around the eye
Blurry, hazy, or double vision
Seeing floating spots or flashes of light
Burning, itching, or heavy discharge
Redness or swelling
White spots in the pupil
Eat well and healthy
Don’t smoke. If you smoke, you are more likely to damage your optic nerve and to develop cataracts and macular degeneration
Look away from your computer or phone. Staring at a screen for too long can lead to problems such as blurry vision, eye strain, dry eye, headaches, and more. Use the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
People of all ages need regular eye exams.
Anti-angiogenesis drugs. These medications -- aflibercept (Eylea), bevacizumab (Avastin), pegaptanib (Macugen), and ranibizumab (Lucentis)
Photodynamic laser therapy.
Low vision aids. These are devices that have special lenses or electronic systems to create larger images of nearby things