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Ophthalmology Signs & Symptoms

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Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms: Eye & Vision Problems

Below are some of the most common signs and symptoms, and risk factors of eye disease seen in our ophthalmology patients in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Fayetteville, and beyond…

Common Signs & Symptoms

  • Decrease in vision
  • Halos or glare from lights, especially while driving at night
  • Eye pain or redness
  • Double vision
  • Dryness or excessive tearing
  • Eyelid abnormalities

Common Risk Factors

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • AIDS
  • Thyroid disease
  • Medications that have eye side effects, i.e. Plaquenil, steroids, Flomax, etc.
  • Family history of eye disease

You should have your eyes examined if you have any of these signs or risk factors for eye disease. These problems can be experienced in one or both eyes. Based on your examination, your ophthalmologist will let you know how often to return for follow-up exams.

Please be informed that this information should not be used as a substitute for a comprehensive medical diagnosis from your physician. If you are suffering from any of these common eye or vision problems listed above, schedule an appointment with Pinehurst Surgical Clinic’s Ophthalmology.

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