Reduced vision

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent (clear).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Reduced vision
  • Seeing double
  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing rings around lights
  • Reduced colour vision

More information on Cataract is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Congenital cataract

Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that can make vision blurred or misty.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Seeing double
  • Blurred vision
  • Squint or lazy eye
  • Reduced vision
  • White reflection in back of the eye

More information on Congenital cataract is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a term that describes a group of eye conditions that affect vision.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Eye pain
  • Reduced vision
  • Loss of outer vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache

More information on Glaucoma is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or soon after their baby is delivered.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Reduced vision
  • Severe headache
  • Swelling of the face
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen

More information on Pre-eclampsia is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the thin lining at the back of your eye called the retina begins to pull away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Spots moving across field of vision
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Loss of outer vision
  • Blurred vision

More information on Retinal detachment is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Spots moving across field of vision
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Loss of outer vision

More information on Uveitis is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.