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Sinus can affect your eyesight?

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Family Medicine 16 years experience
Can: There are multiple sinus cavities including the ethmoid and paranasal which are in direct path with your eye orbit, so if there is severe congestion, swelling and blockage, it may contribute to problems with vision and movement of the eye.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Yes. Severe sinus infections can cause blurred vision either due to headache/ pain symptoms or in severe cases direct involvement of the optic nerve or orbit.

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