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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


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I had conjunctivitis, blacking out, blurred vision in one eye. Today Whatever I Wasn't focusing on Looked Like A reflection In water?

I had conjunctivitis, blacking out, blurred vision in one eye. Today Whatever I Wasn't focusing on Looked Like A reflection In water?

Red eye, blurred: vision or other visual problems are potentially serious symptoms-- especially when your vision is at stake. Please see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Feels like a trickling of water is running down the inside left side of my face followed by blurred vision momentarily. What is this? Also numb face

Feels like a trickling of water is running down the inside left side of my face followed by blurred vision momentarily. What is this? Also numb face

Need more info: This could be many things. You are having paresthesias (abnormal neurologic sensations) and visual complaints. This could be a neurologic problem or many other things. You need to give a detailed history to your doctor, get a thorough exam, and go from there. It will be difficult to give you good information in this forum. ...Read more

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I have frequent urination, blurred vision and can't stop drinking water. I'm 22. Do you think I am diabetic?

I have frequent urination, blurred vision and can't stop drinking water. I'm 22. Do you think I am diabetic?

Suspicious: These symptoms are suspicious of uncontrolled diabetes and must be checked out by your physician as soon as possible. He/she will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

CTL related issue: Your description is non-specfic and could indicate a corneal infection related to your contact lenses. Other issues such as eye surface irritation for dry eye or contact lens overwear can cause similar symptoms but I would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Have had some blurry vision early today. Possible water in the ear cause vertigo?

Have had some blurry vision early today. Possible water in the ear cause vertigo?

Yes: Cold water will cause relative reduction in input from the affected inner ear relative to the unaffected ear producing vertigo. Warm water will cause relative increase in input from the affected inner ear also producing vertigo due to the imbalance in neurological input. ...Read more

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Eyes puffed up now gone down after a day now right eye constant watering blurry vision and stinging?

Eyes puffed up now gone down after a day now right eye constant watering blurry vision and stinging?

Get examined: You may have a simple allergic reaction, or a serious eye infection. You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine the seriousness of the condition and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Think I have dry eye. Wake up with extremely blurry vision. Redness and watering in that eye. What can I do?

Artificial Tears: Many times there can be a slight opening of lids when sleeping. That may lead to drying out of the exposed area. Use artificial tears to help soothe it, but if it persists, you best see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

See ophthalmologist: There are a number of conditions that can cause tearing, eye pain and photophobia. One of the more serious of these conditions is a corneal abrasion. Another is an infection of the cornea. While the cause of
your symptoms may not be one of the above it's important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Body COLD to touch goosebumps hands purple. Neck up HOT to touch. Nausea. Blurry vision. Faintness. Took sugar salt water inhaler. 1hr better. WHAT?

Body COLD to touch goosebumps hands purple. Neck up HOT to touch. Nausea. Blurry vision. Faintness. Took sugar salt water inhaler. 1hr better. WHAT?

Some thoughts...: When there are different temperatures to several parts of the body, along with nausea and faintness, one may be coming down with flu-like symptoms, which can be from the seasonal flu virus or other germs. Hormonal changes and/or blood sugar problems may also cause such symptoms. The question is a bit hard to interpret, but one can see a primary care doctor if symptoms are persistent or bothersome. ...Read more

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I had spell that felt like a huge adrenaline rush that went up through my body and then dizzy with blurred vision followed by tingling pain in head?

I had spell that felt like a huge adrenaline rush that went up through my body and then dizzy with blurred vision followed by tingling pain in head?

Cervical spondylosis: Several things can cause events in this sequence. These can be tumor (in cervical spine or adrenal tumors); infection (viral or bacterial. In nutshell, get yourself examined by your pcp to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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I have multiple symptoms but dr has no answer head numbness off and on more with heat blurred vision off and on electric shock feeling through head?

I have multiple symptoms but dr has no answer head numbness off and on more with heat blurred vision off and on electric shock feeling through head?

Some possibilities: The electric shokc feeling is probably the most specific, and usually is a neuralgia, such as trigeminal neuralgia, which is a nerve pain usually with no known cause but can be treated medically, usually by neurologists. This can also be from multiple sclerosis. Numbness and blurred vision with a heat effect can also be from ms, so seeing a neurologist might be useful to rule this out. ...Read more

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Had sudden bout of blurry vision that lasted 30 min. Felt like I was looking through a prism.

Migraine with aura: You could have had a visual or ocular migraine (with aura). Many times these do not involve head pain, just visual symptoms: sparkly, pulsation colors that start small, then grow to blur vision, then go away. If in both eyes, and as described, usually benign. If vision doesn't come back, or only in one eye, it could be another problem. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision on right side and a constant headache that won't go awa I had a bad hit four years ago on my right side can that b why?

I have blurred vision on right side and a constant headache that won't go awa I had a bad hit four years ago on my right side can that b why?

Hemicrania Continua: Is a rare continuous one-sided headache that never shifts sides. The typical presentation is a dull throbbing ache that is moderate to severe in intensity. Because these patients usually respond to Indomethacin within 48 hours, they are also classified as an indomethacin-responsive ha. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a weird feeling come over me and then I get blurred vision when my vision comes back I get a headache that feels like my head is going?

Sometimes I get a weird feeling come over me and then I get blurred vision when my vision comes back I get a headache that feels like my head is going?

Vision & Headache: Please see your doc who may refer you to a neurologist. This MAY be a form of migraine or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can lead to blurred vision?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is most likely due to: need for glasses/astigmatism; dry eye/unstable tear film (eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com has more info on how to help if this is issue: "Lid Hygiene"; cataract/lens changes; diabetes/change in blood sugar. See eyeMD to see which is cause. ...Read more

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What can be done for blurred vision?

What can be done for blurred vision?

It depends: It could be a simple as needing glasses or more serious. Please get an eye exam and have a great day! ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my blurred vision?

Can you tell me why I have my blurred vision?

Various: Is the blur recent or gradually oncoming over a long time? Is it one eye or both? Are there any other symptoms: pain, nausea, light flashes, floaters? As you can notice there are many possiblities depending upon the answer to these questions, check with your ophthalmologist to get the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if contacts are causing blurred vision?

What to do if contacts are causing blurred vision?

See an eye doctor!: If contacts are causing bluriness, it could be very serious! A dirty or damaged contact lens can cause corneal ulcers. A poorly fitting contact may also do the same. Get it evaluated soon and stop wearing your contact until seen. ...Read more

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Could sudden blurred vision be only symptom of tia?

Possible: TIA can present as suddenly decreased vision ("curtain falling" or blurred vision). It can be in one eye or in both eyes (in which case it is usually only on one side of vision). Many other diseases can cause blurry vision - migraines, problems with the eye itself. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

Opthamologist: Is a medical doctor who treats diseases of the eye. He/sh can help you determine what the cause is. It may be due to a retinal issue, cataract, or other things. Please ask your friend to get a second opinion or see another type of specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Blurred vision after pvd?

Blurred vision after pvd?

Not common: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is when the vitreous gel pulls away from the retina. The posterior aspect of the vitreous can be seen as a floater, often appearing like a spider web in the vision. In theory, if this floater obstructs the macula, or central retina, it could blur the vision. However, this is usually transient. If blurry vision is constant, get evaluated for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Atropine+when does blurred vision go away?

About 2 weeks: Your question is a little hard to understand, but it seems like you are asking how long blurry vision lasts after atropine. Atropine paralyzes your eyes ability to focus, so things up close will be blurry. Also your pupil will be dilated. It can last for up to 10-14 days. Other dilating drops like phenylephrine which are commonly used last for about 6 hours on average. ...Read more

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Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Blurred vision: Both high & low blood sugar levels can affect vision: high blood sugar causes swelling in lens, resulting in blurred vision. When blood sugar is better controlled, lens is less/not swollen & vision may change again. If eyes have adapted to higher blood sugar levels & swelling, dropping down to low sugar levels can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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What can cause headache and blurred vision?

What can cause headache and blurred vision?

Many bad things: Such as migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a real tumor and more can cause headache and blurred vision. Best to get both the headache and the blurred vision checked out. This means seeing your primary care doctor and your eye specialist. A dilated retinal exam is critical. ...Read more

Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Hazy Vision (Definition)

Impairment of sight in which things appear ...Read more