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Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

Possible extension: A true peri-orbital sinus infection (versus congestion or inflammation) may extend to the orbital region causing a peri-orbital cellulitis. Typically seen with maxillary sinus infections. I would recommend a visit to your provider to be sure it is not an extension of the infection versus secondary effects from the medication you are taking or other more benign side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection or fluid in the ear cause snowy vision?

Can a sinus infection or fluid in the ear cause snowy vision?

No: sinus infection should not cause any visual problems if it does you need to seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Can sinus infection or problem cause trouble with vision or make you feel 'foggy' ?

Can sinus infection or problem cause trouble with vision or make you feel 'foggy' ?

Definitely: Sinuses suround the eye socket. Infection or allergic symptoms can translate to tear film inconsistency resulting in visual blur. Fogginess is secondary to sinus congestion which impeeds lymphatic flow. Headaches can result. Decrease or better yet refrain from smoke environments. Humidifiers help. Good luck! ...Read more

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5 days post op sinus surgery, right pupil dilated with blurred vision, ct scan show a little infection, lot of pain. What could this be ? I am worried

5 days post op sinus surgery, right pupil dilated with blurred vision, ct scan show a little infection, lot of pain. What could this be ? I am worried

Go to doctor: Hi RaineyW, go to your doctor or ED now. You should not have pupillary changes or vision changes after a surgery like this. There is concern for infection, inflammation, and nerve damage. Go and good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

No: A common sinus infection should not cause vision loss. Certain medications can cuase temporary blurring of the vision, but not loss of vision. If there is severe pain and decreased movement of the eye associated with the vision loss, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that sends vision signals from the eye to the brain, is a rare complication of paranasal sinusitis. The sphenoid sinus makes up part of the bony cavity that holds the eye and an infection or inflammation can spread and affect the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It is rare. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a sinus infection. Stopped citalopram a little over month ago, since then have developed dim snowy vision?

Diagnosed with a sinus infection.  Stopped citalopram a little over month ago, since then have developed dim snowy vision?

Get eye exam: Citalopram is not known to cause dim vision. Ask your pcp for referral to an ophthalmologist without delay for exam and proper diagnosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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