Many misleading myths about eye disease that often plunge the patient. Here are some wrong myths about eye diseases:
- RED EYE CAUSED BY DUST
Not always true. Red eye is often caused by germs. However, red-eye can also be caused by dust. Dust, sand, dirt, soap, can cause red eyes.
- NEARSIGHTED CAN BE TREATED WITH A LOT OF EATING CARROTS
Wrong. We know, nearsighted disease caused by incorrect shadow falls on the retina. In this eye disorder, the shadow that we see fall in front of the retina. This condition can be caused by abnormal cornea, lens or the axis of the eyeball disruption.
- NOT EVERYONE IN LIFE NEED SPECTACLES
Wrong. People whose eyes were healthy and normal even after more than 40 years of age will require reading glasses for farsightedness (presbyopia). Farsighted rather than disease, but part of the aging process. Like it or not, everyone will experience a farsighted. For that we need help with reading glasses (positive lenses). Aging, the greater the reading glasses are needed, in order to read a healthy distance (33 cm) one can clearly read.
- NIGHT BLINDNESS CAN BE CORRECTED BY WEARING GLASSES
Wrong. Night blindness disease, which affected their vision after sunset, can not be corrected with eyeglasses. Night blindness disease occurs when nerve cells that differentiate in the retina of light-dark disturbed. This generally occurs because the lack of vitamin A for a long time. So, how the correction is not with the glasses, but by giving extra vitamin A high doses.
- BLIND EYE SUFFERED SINCE BIRTH
Not always. Only a few disorders that result in eye blindness from birth. There are illnesses suffered by the mother during pregnancy could interfere with the eye, such as Toxoplasma. However, more blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency, glaucoma, and cataracts.
- EYE DROPS COULD CURE ALL THE RED EYES
Wrong. There are many types of eye drops. We know the red eye drops caused by infection. Red eye because the infection can not be cured with regular drops. In fact, the drops wear ordinary, can make the red eye disease worse.Eye drops for eye infections also vary, there are for bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the type of eye infection without injury.
- GLAUCOMA CAUSED BY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Wrong. Glaucoma caused by increased pressure within the eyeball. Heightened pressure of the eyeball has nothing to do with high blood pressure.
- CATARACT ONLY SUFFERED BY ELDERY PEOPLE
Not always true. Many cataracts occur in older age, as part of the aging process, but even babies can suffer cataracts. Cataract as a complication of another disease can suffer before old age, such as diabetic complications, due to radiation, sunlight, or damaged eye lens by free radicals, which will occur well before old age.