Cloudy Vision – what is it and how to treat it?

Cloudy Vision makes your vision and the world appear as if you are constantly looking through a fog or a haze. It can occur in one or both eyes and it is usually a sign of another problem that is occurring.

Cloudy Vision is often confused and mixed up with blurry vision. They are similar and can even be caused by the same condition, but are different!
Blurry vision makes things to seem like they are out of focus and squinting your eyes is one way that may help you see better, while cloudy vision is when it seems like you are trying to see through a fog. Colours may also appear faded or muted and squinting the eyes won’t help you see any better.

Cloudy vision can come with symptoms such as headache, eye pain and halos around lights. There are some diseases and eye problems that can cause it and even lead to loss of vision if not treated correctly and on time.

What can cause Cloudy Vision?

the most common underlying cause of the problem is cataracts. Cataracts is when the lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudy, which in order causes visual impairment. The lens is usually clear but with cataracts it seems like you are looking through a dirty window.
Cataracts usually develop in both eyes but at different speed as the cataract in one of the eyes can develop much more quickly than the other which is what actually causes the difference in the vision.
Cataracts is more commonly met among people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, eye injuries, eye surgeries, take long-term steroid medication.

Diabetic retinopathy
is a problem that diabetes causes. It damages blood vessels in the retina and is caused by the excess sugar in the blood, that blocks the vessels that connect to the retina, which in turn cuts off the blood supply and causes problems.

Macular Degeneration
is one of the main causes of vision loss. It is when the middle part of the retina deteriorates.  There are two types of macular degeneration – dry and wet. The most commonly met one is the dry type.

Fuchs’ dystrophy
is an illness that affects the cornea. It causes endothelial cells to gradually die off which in turn causes fluid to build in the cornea.
The first symptom is usually hazy morning vision which eventually goes away during the day.

Eye damage
you may start experiencing cloudy vision due to changes of the cornea or eye injuries and inflammations.

It is really important to contact a professional immediately if you start noticing any regular problems and discomfort in your eyes. Getting your eyes checked regularly may turn to be sight-saving as it is important to catch most conditions in their early stage!