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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. Patricia Foster
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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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When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

When I blink my eye it gets blurry sometimes, can allergies cause this bc I have a sinus infection. And it hurts to press on my right eye?

See eye doctor: There are many things that can cause blurry vision. You need an eye exam by an eye doctor to sort this out. Sinus infections can cause some discomfort around the eyes but again you need to see a doctor to sort this out. Eye pain and blurry vision can be signs of a serious problem so please get an eye exam as soon as possible. ...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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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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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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Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

Does a sinus infection cause shortness of breath and what should I do?

No.: An infection limited to your sinuses should not cause shortness of breath. You may have trouble breathing through your nose, but you should be able to breathe normally through your mouth. If you have shortness of breath, the infection may have spread to your lungs and causes pneumonia. Shortness of breath needs immediate evaluation. Go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday i went on meds

Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday i went on meds

Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

How often does a sinus infection cause labyrinthitis?

Sinusitis: An infection in the nasopharynx can certainly spread to the middle ear for otitis media and ultimately labyrinthitis. It will likely respond to the same treatment prescribed for the sinusitis. You may need symptom relief for the dizzyness until the infection resolves. ...Read more

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Could a sinus infection cause balance problems?

Could a sinus infection cause balance problems?

Yes: A condition called vertigo can follow a viral illness and cause transient balance problems/ dizziness that resolves over time. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause motion sickness?

Sometimes: The presence of any infection can affect your sense of balance and lead to dizziness/imbalance. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction which can be associated with ringing. There are certainly many other causes of ringing which may need to be explored depending on your age and other health problems. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause a lump on the top of my skull?

Can a sinus infection cause a lump on the top of my skull?

Sinus infection : Only if over the forehead. Check for a cyst or other problem if on the top of the head. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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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