Vision problems

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HI, I am 52 and I have worn glasses since I was 17 and had regular tests and the last one in August which was normal.

I have noticed that I seem to have a problem seeing in dim light even though other people seem to be OK. This is something that I have had a problem with for a long time but recently it seems a lot worse. And in the last few days my vision has gone slightly blurry when looking at anything close-up.

Does anyone experience the same problems or does anyone know if this could be some kind of condition causing this or is just normal for my age?

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    Hi are you asthmatic do you take any asthma drugs / tablets ? my lens went cloudy after taking steroids and other related drugs for quite a considerable time, and I recently had a 2nd cataract implant operation to rectify my vision which had gone cloudy, I would recommend you see your optician, do you have a coating on your lenses to stop glare if this has started to come off this will make your vision worse or if your glasses are scratched this doesnt help either, See your opticians they are the specialists and they can tell you one way or the other. Regards Rady
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    i think since u are 52 years of age ,this is senile cataract and its is common for that age group.it may not related to your previous sight problem .Ask your GP for any farther advice regarding your condition.
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    Another thing that can affect your eyesight is diabetes. It might be a good idea to get one of those diabetes checks at a chemist, Lloyds Pharmacy etc. I have had diabetes for 18 years and when I was diagnosed my eyesight had been getting worst over time. I couldn't see distances very clearly but as soon as my sugar levels got back to normal after being very high I went from needing glasses for distance to now needing them for reading. High sugar levels cause the lens of the eye to bulge which distorts vision which is why newly diagnosed diabetics are told not to get or change their glasses until their sugar levels have stabilised.

    You might be one of the thousands of people who have diabetes without knowing it. My only symptom was a raging thirst for a couple of days before I went to the doctor who confirmed I had Type 2 (late onset) diabetes (I was 49) My twin sister has diabetes and her only symptom was recurring vaginal thrush.

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    I think, facing this type of eye problem is normal for your age group people. But you have told that recently it seems a lot worse in last few days. It may be harmful for you. So I suggest you to consult with eye doctor.

    Take care

    Yair Yahav

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