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i was wondering what are causes of blurry vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Many: The most common is uncorrected need for glasses. There is a long list of eye diseases which affect vision including inherited problems, aging problems, infections, trauma, strokes in the eye or brain, and more. If you are having a new problem with blur, make an appointment with your ophthalmologist to have this evaluated and treated.

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Will lasik work for blurry vision?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Yes: Lasik will help corrective errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. You can have an idea of how clear the vision will be after lasik by trying on prescription glasses . If other diseases are present such as cataracts, retinal damage, etc, the vision will remain or become blurry. http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/glasses-contacts-lasik/index.cfm.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does sudden blurry vision mean that you will be blind later in life?

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Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Sudden blur can result from migraine headaches, momentary low blood pressure, high blood pressure, or other causes. If such episodes recur they need prompt medical evaluation but do not necessarily represent risk of permanent vision loss.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Complicated answer: The answer to this question is complex and includes just about every conceivable diagnosis in the field of ophthalmology. After all, blurred vision means impaired sight and can result from any condition ranging from neurological as in optic neuritis (often the presenting symptom in multiple sclerosis), to corneal problems (such as dry eye, corneal abrasions and corneal dystrophies such as keratoconus), to inflammatory problems of the eye (such as uveitis), to retinal diseases (including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular edema and vascular occlusions), to name just a few. The causes include many benign and many serious vision threatening as well as life threatening conditions depending on severity and suddenness of onset. Perhaps the most common benign causes of blurred vision are myopia (near sightedness) and presbyopia (the inability to focus at near after age 40 and astigmatism. All of these conditions may be distinguished by the clinician based on the patient’s age, medical history and presenting symptoms. In short, there is no way to simply answer this question and a good, thorough ophthalmologic examination should surely elucidate the cause.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What could cause sudden blurry vision?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
That's an emergency!: Any abrupt onset of change of vision needs immediate attention. There are multiple causes. Some include: detached retina, acute glaucoma, a stroke that can occur in various part of the brain or cranial nerves, a condition called temporal arteritis (blood vessels become infllammed), migraine... Whatever the cause, have it checked.....Today!
A 41-year-old member asked:

My wife thinks I should see someone for my blurry vision. Should i?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Might help: If you have blurry vision, especially if it is of recent onset, you should see an ophthalmolgist as soon as possible. If it is of long standing and has been evaluated in the past, you could take your time. If you are a diabetic, or have multiple sclerosis, or glaucoma - then you should get in right away. There are other causes as well which might need attention so don't delay.

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