Punctate inner choroidopathy
Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is a rare disease related to the immune system causing inflammation at the back of the eye. Abnormal blood vessels grow through the inflamed parts of the back of the eye causing loss of central vision.
Symptoms of PIC include blurred patches in the vision, flashes of light, and floaters. People with PIC also experience distortion in the things that they see.
Maculopathy signs and symptoms depend on what causes them. But most, if not all types of maculopathy, exhibit distortion and blurring of vision, especially in central vision.
There is no cure to maculopathy, but most of the conditions have treatment that can help in mitigating its effects. Maculopathy develops overtime so treatment and medication are geared towards slowing down its progression.
Genetics plays a huge role in developing maculopathy signs and symptoms which makes it difficult to prevent. Living a healthy lifestyle, practicing good eye care, and getting regular eye checkups for early detection can significantly slow down the progression of this disease.
Maculopathy is a disease affecting the central part of the retina. There are many forms of maculopathy.
Common maculopathy signs and symptoms include blank or grey spots and blurring in the central vision, difficulty in seeing colors or poor contrast sensitivity, sensitivity to bright light, and distortion.
Maculopathy is not curable and is difficult to prevent but its progression can be slowed down with treatment, medication, and living a healthy lifestyle.
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