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Why is vision in my right eye a little blurrier and darker? I went to eye doc a month ago and my eyes were perfect. I have floaters. Anxiety effects?

Why is vision in my right eye a little blurrier and darker? I went to eye doc a month ago and my eyes were perfect. I have floaters. Anxiety effects?

Perhaps: Perhaps, but many patients with eye issues of unexplained origin test positive for mold toxicity. There is specialized urine testing to document which mold toxin is causing the eye issues. There is also a binder available to detox the mold toxins. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I went to eye doc a month ago for floaters. Eyes were fine. Now I see starbursts in both eyes and blurred vision in right. Anxiety?

I went to eye doc a month ago for floaters. Eyes were fine. Now I see starbursts in both eyes and blurred vision in right. Anxiety?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. Https://www. Aan. Com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic? TopicId=16, http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1142731-overview ...Read more

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My eyes are great but I saw floaters in both which caused anxiety. Doc isn't worried. Now I see starbursts and blurred vision in right eye. Anxiety?

My eyes are great but I saw floaters in both which caused anxiety. Doc isn't worried. Now I see starbursts and blurred vision in right eye. Anxiety?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is not normal. When there is unexplained vision issues esp in one so young, I always check for the presence of mold toxins. Get checked ...Read more

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Recently got eye floaters and now I have terrible anxiety. Help?

Recently got eye floaters and now I have terrible anxiety. Help?

Anxiety Relief: Sorry to hear that. Would encourage you to try some self-care. Daily physical activity, time spent in green spaces, sleeping 8 hours per night & proper hydration can help. Avoid caffeine & eliminate alcohol or use in moderation. Consider acupuncture, tai chi, meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation & yoga. See a therapist if not improving. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye anxiety and floaters are really bothering me?

What to do if my eye anxiety and floaters are really bothering me?

Not a problem: Floaters are rarely a problem. I never see mine until someone tells me about theirs, then I see tadpoles everywhere. The jelly in the eye is not homogenized, so in bright light or looking at light colored walls, we tend to send the shadows of the stands in our vitreous in our vision. If a large one comes and stays at around 50, it could be a posterior detached vitreous. That should be examined ...Read more

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I'm having eye anxiety and floaters are really bothering me. What should I do?

I'm having eye anxiety and floaters are really bothering me. What should I do?

Get an eye exam: To see the cause of floaters. Floaters may cause retinal problems. Your ophthalmologist will help you understand what is happening and hopefully this will help your anxiety. ...Read more

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Hi could anxiety affect the eyes & cause bothersome things like floaters? If so, how could you prevent these from bothering the eyes?

Definitely yes: Anxiety may cause mutiple visual, auditory, neurological and even dermatological effects.
Definitely floater, blurry vission, or dark spots are among them.
The best way to prevent or treat any effects is to treat anxiety itself. First of of all identify the triggers of anxiety, learn how to cope with rhem or eliminate them, and at the same time use farmacotherapy, preferable brand antidepressants ...Read more

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I got floaters 2 months ago. I freaked out about them and got them checked out. My eyes were fine, but now I see halos and starbursts. Anxiety?

I got floaters 2 months ago. I freaked out about them and got them checked out. My eyes were fine, but now I see halos and starbursts. Anxiety?

Halos: Neither anxiety nor floaters cause halos and star bursts. Usually they are caused by a condition on the surface of the eye or in the cornea. Astigmatism and certain optical aberrations can also cause them. Go see your eye MD and tell of your new conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms?

What to do if I have pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms?

See eyeMD: See eyeMD to be sure your eye pressure, angles, and vitreous (gel inside eye) are normal. ...Read more

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Pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms. What do you suggest?

Comprehensive med: Evaluation. You have a constellation of symptoms which may not all be associated. At this point I would see your family doctor for a general medical evaluation & this also warrants ophthalmology assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some not serious causes of ghosting around bright objects at night? I have health anxiety and eye floaters.

What are some not serious causes of ghosting around bright objects at night? I have health anxiety and eye floaters.

Refractive error: I'd say the most common and benign reason for ghosting/halos/glare/blur/ starring is a refractive error (nearsighted, astigmatism, farsighted). Dry eyes, corneal irregularities, and corneal scars, retinal abnormalities could be other causes. Floater are likely not the cause & are not visible at night. An examination by an eye MD would elucidate the cause. ...Read more

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Could getting off anti anxiety meds cause you to see floaters? It's mainly in r eye. Not a shower of them but a consistent few. Are floaters dangerous

Could getting off anti anxiety meds cause you to see floaters? It's mainly in r eye. Not a shower of them but a consistent few. Are floaters dangerous

Anxiety meds: If you stop benzodiazepines too fast it can produce what may seem like neurological symptoms. Recommend you talk with your prescribing doc, who can advise you on safe very slow taper if needed. ...Read more

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I saw floaters in my eye. I went to 2 eye docs and said my eyes were fine. I still had very bad health anxiety. 2 weeks later I saw halos around light?

Floaters, halos: Floaters are more common in older folks, but young people can get them. I earned mine boxing at age 17. If 2 eye MDs looked at you, then you are probably fine. If you have not seen a specialist eye MD, then go see one. If the halos came and went, they are normally no problem. Had you just been swimming? How long did they take to go away? Seconds? Minutes? Hours? ...Read more

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I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

Don't really know?: If you discover the answer then, by all means please get back with us. You could be famous!

All the best...hope the floaters have been truly eliminated for good. ...Read more

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Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety. ... Help?

Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety. ... Help?

Possibly: Your description sounds like your anxiety is manifesting as multiple physical complaints. You should see a mental health professional to get your anxiety under control. If you symptoms worsen, you may need to see a regular doctor as well. ...Read more

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My doc won't do diagnostic tests for my symptoms I have fungal problems digestive problems excessive sweating fatigue back pain nausea anxiety and panic attacks night sweats chest pain weight loss eye floaters severe pmt im 34 female what tests should I as

My doc won't do diagnostic tests for my symptoms I have fungal problems digestive problems excessive sweating fatigue back pain nausea anxiety and panic attacks night sweats chest pain weight loss eye floaters severe pmt im 34 female what tests should I as

See your eye doctor: For your symptoms of floaters you should see your eye doctor right away to see if it's the sign of a serious problem. As for your other symptoms, they should warrant some further testing. If you feel you're not getting the proper care from your primary physician, you should consider changing doctors, or go to your local emergency room. Chest pain can be a symptom of a very serious problem. ...Read more

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See colored spots in vision daily, pulsating vision and after images tend to last longer, feeling anxious? Have had neurological testing, eye exam.

See colored spots in vision daily, pulsating vision and after images tend to last longer, feeling anxious? Have had neurological testing, eye exam.

Migraines?: If u have been cleared by the eye doctor and the neurologist than most likely the r ocular migraines. Usually occur in individuals with history of migraines. Make sure the neurologist and eye doctor completely clears u first.
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I've been having a pressure feeling in my left eye and it makes my vision sorta blurry. What could it be and what should I do? I was also diagnosed with anxiety can it have anything to do with that?

I've been having a pressure feeling in my left eye and it makes my vision sorta blurry. What could it be and what should I do? I was also diagnosed with anxiety can it have anything to do with that?

Eye pressure: Your description sounds like you may be experiencing some dryness in you eye causing some blurred vision. I would try some artificial tears to see if gets better. If it gets worse or does not resolve, you should see your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Been to dr a lot Ent neuro exam eye dr dentist, have a weird type lightheaded feeling funny vision 6 yrs 24/7 dr say anxiety could it be more serious?

Been to dr a lot Ent neuro exam eye dr dentist, have a weird type lightheaded feeling funny vision 6 yrs 24/7 dr say anxiety could it be more serious?

Hmmm: If you have been to all those doctors and they have found no pathology at all... I would say anxiety is very high on the list of possibilities. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause weird lightheaded funny vision sometimes swaying feeling daily 24/7 been Ent 30x eye dr bloodwork neuro exam all good lots of stress?

Can anxiety cause weird lightheaded funny vision sometimes swaying feeling daily 24/7 been Ent 30x eye dr bloodwork neuro exam all good lots of stress?

Anxiety the Chameleon: Yes, your symptoms are not rare, as when you are anxious the adrenaline and sympathetic nervous system gets activated and practically all your organ systems are affected. From your pupils ability to accommodate, hyperventilating and getting dizzy, stomach, hearth, etc. Keep working on your therapy to help you lower the triggers of anxiety. Sleep, rest, nutrition, avoid caffeine, and Nutraceuticals ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious and crawling sensation on head. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed, Fatigue, Confusion, Headache, and Difficulty concentrating. What should I do?

I am experiencing feeling anxious and crawling sensation on head. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed, Fatigue, Confusion, Headache, and Difficulty concentrating. What should I do?

Anxiety&Depression: Please start on your road back to health by seeing your doctor for an exam. Then see a clinical psychologist or other mental health pro to learn ways to manage your anxiety and depression. They can be two sides of one coin. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause funny vision n lightheaded daily 24/7 for over 5 yrs sometimes fast heart head funny Swaying just off feeling?

Anxiety dizziness: Anxiety can cause many different physical symptoms. The way our bodies feel is controlled by the brain, and anxiety is a brain signaling condition, so it can result in very real physical symptoms. Dizziness, tremors, headaches are common. Anxiety can make a person feel out of control and that can result in dizziness. BUT, if anxiety is properly treated these symptoms should improve too. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make your head feel all funny n lightheaded motion feeling n funny vision n just not right shaky to?

Can anxiety make your head feel all funny n lightheaded motion feeling n funny vision n just not right shaky to?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please see your doc to rule out medical. ...Read more

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Can being nearsightedness cause anxiety, dizziness, and blurred vision? Can it make your head feel blurry/swimming in syrup feeling.

Can being nearsightedness cause anxiety, dizziness, and blurred vision? Can it make your head feel blurry/swimming in syrup feeling.

Get eye exam: Start with exam by ophthalmologist. Correct nearsightedness and make sure no other associated visual problems. Anxiety, dizziness may improve or resolve. ...Read more

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I'm on meds for hypertension, anxiety, and depression. I'm having some dizziness (almost a fizzy feeling) in my head and blurred vision. Ideas?

I'm on meds for hypertension, anxiety, and depression. I'm having some dizziness (almost a fizzy feeling) in my head and blurred vision. Ideas?

Meds & dizzy: Your symptoms may, in part at least, be side-effects of your medication. Please see your doctor and tell him/her about your symptoms. Please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to manage your moods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,734 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot ...Read more