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Could tmj cause vision problem?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
NO: Tmj causes pain and discomfort.When eating or talking you hear a click or grinding noise but your vision shouldn't be impaired.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible: Tmj/tmd is referred to as trigeminal mediated disorders( some dentist do) . I believe this and if you know anything about the trigeminal nerve it could be possible. But i would think that is a very rare occurence.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Can be secondary: Normally, vision problems are not necessarily related to a tmj/tmd cause, but symptoms of tmj/tmd can include headaches and facial pain and some nerve related conditions- which may create vision issues. I would first see your pcp.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Rarely: Patients occasionally complain of pain behind the ear and rarely "blurre vision". But if you have prominent eye symptoms, see an eye doc ASAP.

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