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Dr. Scott Markham
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Vision Changes (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more


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Sensation of sharp object in eye, hurts to blink or move eye, becomes watery . Most often 1 eye sometimes both. Eye gtts don't help.

Sensation of sharp object in eye, hurts to blink or move eye, becomes watery .  Most often 1 eye sometimes both.  Eye gtts don't help.

Seek treatment: The symptoms you are describing could signify a corneal abrasion, (scratch on the clear part of the eye that lays over the iris), an infection, or iritis, (an inflammation of the iris). I suggest you seek immediate treatment. ...Read more

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I have sudden L eye scratchiness and pain for 2-3 days, worse on blinking and eye movement. No redness or obvious changes. Concern or not. Baseline visually impaired on L eye. By diabetes.

I have sudden L eye scratchiness and pain for 2-3 days, worse on blinking and eye movement. No redness or obvious changes. Concern or not. Baseline visually impaired on L eye. By diabetes.

See ophthalmologist: Pain and scratchiness in one eye can mean a small corneal abrasion or foreign body. Artificial tear drops may help but you should be examined by an ophthalmologist to be sure there is no foreign boday or abrasion. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Maybe, but: Get an eye exam just to make sure it isn't something more serious. It is not uncommon for the same viruses that can cause sore throat or pharyngitis to also cause a conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is usually in both eyes, but may begin in one eye causing blurring. Again, be sure to rule out other causes by getting a complete eye exam at some point. ...Read more

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For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap. ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause an object in 1 eye to appear larger than in the other eye?

Can astigmatism cause an object in 1 eye to appear larger than in the other eye?

Yes: Although a large difference in overall power (say 3 diopters or more) is a more typical cause for this. ...Read more

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44 Female. Causes of intermittent stabbing eyeball pain without any change in vision . Eyes not red, etc. Sometimes also burn. Dry eyes?

Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Temporary very blurry vision for 2 hours in pvd eye. Could it be a floater in the way? Vision ok now. No flashes or new floaters. No curtain or ve

Temporary very blurry vision for 2 hours in pvd eye.  Could it be a floater in  the way?  Vision ok now.  No flashes or new floaters. No curtain or ve

You have T I A: Need to see your doctor or go to er, is one of signs of trasient ischemic attach TIA or a mini stroke , carotid stenosis, most likely has high bp, elevated blood sugar. Must seek professional help immediately to prevent stroke and even death. ...Read more

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What causes sudden blurry vision and loss of color vision in both eyes with no pain, headache or injury in a child with an all clear detailed eye exam?

What causes sudden blurry vision and loss of color vision in both eyes with no pain, headache or injury in a child with an all clear detailed eye exam?

Type of eye exam: Was the child examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist? An ophthalmologist would include a more complete exam. Child needs more workup possibly including a MRI of the brain and followup with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Can medicine cause vision changes in just one eye?

Can medicine cause vision changes in just one eye?

Not usually: Internally ingested meds usually affect both eyes. Topically if only one eye is treated, obviously yes. ...Read more

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Can mild open angle glaucoma or mild cataracts cause headlight glare & difficulty seeing turn lanes in night driving or could it be travatan?

Can mild open angle  glaucoma or mild cataracts cause headlight glare & difficulty seeing turn lanes in night driving or could it be travatan?

Not mild glaucoma: Cataract usually cause difficulty with night driving. Mild glaucoma is usually a symptomatic . If it has occurred only since taking travatan it is possible that the drug is irritating the cornea causing a keratitis which could cause visual symptoms. ...Read more

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Eye pain/tiredness, feel pressure.,left eye mostly. Feel as though seeing with one eye more. Showed to opthalmologist, no issues in eye dilation test?

Eye pain/tiredness, feel  pressure.,left eye mostly. Feel as though seeing with one eye more. Showed to opthalmologist, no issues in eye dilation test?

Good news if DFE xm: is normal. You may want to check with your regular doctor to make sure that your thyroid panel is normal, as often unilateral (one side) lagophthalmos can present as the only symptom when the thyroid is involved. So you may need further tests to show that your TSH, Thyroid antibodies and free T3, (liothyronine) T4, rT3 are in the normal range too. Good call! Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more