Experiencing blurry eye-sight? seek early diagnosis & avoid self-medication- Ophthalmologist

By William Owusu Boateng.

An Ophthalmologist, Dr. Charles Mensah Coffie has advised the public to seek early diagnosis and treatment when they detect that their eyesight has become blurred. He said the condition could deteriorate and get complicated by self-medication and delayed treatment.

Speaking on the GTV Breakfast Show on “blurred vision and what to know”, The Eye Specialist said most eye defects could be corrected through available options such as surgery, medication, and the wearing of glasses depending on the condition and stage of ailment.

He dispelled the notion that Glaucoma is terminal.

“Glaucoma can be corrected through surgery procedures,’’ the Doctor stated.

Dr. Coffie encouraged people to increase their intake of Vitamin ‘A’ which can be found in carrots and red oil to improve the photoreceptors which, according to him, makes vision clearer.

Blurred vision is a condition that makes objects look dull and unclear. Medical experts say it is caused by difficulty in focusing the eyesight, such as with near-sightedness or far-sightedness, astigmatism thus when the surface of the eye is not curved properly, presbyopia when the eyes find it harder to focus due to old age, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, glaucoma and damage to the cornea among other eye infections.

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