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can a sinus infection affect your vision

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No...: It will be a different issue.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
New visual changes: w infection - please seek medical evaluation.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Paris
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Definitely: Sinuses suround the eye socket. Infection or allergic symptoms can translate to tear film inconsistency resulting in visual blur. Fogginess is seco ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Highly unlikely and if it happens you seek medical attention asap!
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A common sinus infection should not cause vision loss. Certain medications can cuase temporary blurring of the vision, but not loss of vision. If the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Get eye exam: Citalopram is not known to cause dim vision. Ask your pcp for referral to an ophthalmologist without delay for exam and proper diagnosis. I hope this ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that sends vision signals from the eye to the brain, is a rare complication of paranasal sinusitis. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible extension: A true peri-orbital sinus infection (versus congestion or inflammation) may extend to the orbital region causing a peri-orbital cellulitis. Typically ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No: sinus infection should not cause any visual problems if it does you need to seek immediate medical attention
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Severe Headache: It says in your medical information that you are pregnant. I would advise being seen today in the ER for these symptoms, and have a family member brin ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ophthalmologist: Evaluation ASAP please, kind of urgent, need to make sure your eye and eye muscles are fine before treating your sinuses

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