Vision is our window to the world and hence is very precious. But it can get affected by various diseases and problems leading to blurring of eyesight. When the clarity of vision diminishes it can create lot of problems and one has to opt for various solutions. There are some refractive errors in our vision which can be corrected by using glasses or lenses. But some problems like cataract need invasive treatment to get cured.
When the vision looses its accuracy to see or the perception of vision is dimmed the condition is called as Cloudy vision. The problem of cloudy vision can get affected in one or both eyes simultaneously. Cloudy vision also reduces the color perception of your eyesight and everything appears hazy. Glare and halos surrounding the light during bright light are some of the common symptoms of cloudy vision. It’s not necessary that the cause of cloudy vision should be very serious. Many times the cause is very simple and even harmless like tearing or discharges from eyes or any trauma to eyes.
Many times cloudy vision and blurred vision are confused as one. This is so because the symptoms of both these problems are almost the same. But even then there is a difference between cloudy vision and blurred vision. Blurred vision is mostly caused due to the problems of refractive errors and the eyesight in this case can be sharpened by using lenses and specs of needed number. But cloudy vision is most commonly caused due to cataract in which the eyesight losses the transparency gradually.
Usually cataract problem occurs in older people, but it may also be caused due to diabetes, injury or use of drugs like corticosteroids for long duration. Cloudy vision is also caused when the cornea is damaged or there are some changes in it. The front eye clear window covering too causes this problem. Cornea in the eye is a very small structure but very essential for sharp and clear eyesight since the entering rays of light enter the eye through cornea. Cloudy vision starting from the cornea can be due to trauma, chemical burns, infections or even cornea inflammation (Keratitis). Another cause is corneal dystrophies in which some fluid or substances abnormally build up in cornea. Lesser causes of cloudy vision are diabetes, macular degeneration and optic nerve disease.
Many times cloudy vision is considered as medical emergency especially when the cause is chemical burns, trauma or accidental injury. If not taken care immediately, this sort of problem can lead to blindness or weakness and numbness on the affected side of the body. Severe headache, dizziness or fainting, lethargy and even unconsciousness can occur. So under such circumstances, a good ophthalmic should be contacted and proper treatment should be taken.