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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

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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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Treating Sinusitis (Checklist)

See a healthcare professional if your symtoms persist or worsen
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Use nasal saline spray or Neti Pot to help rinse sinuses
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Use antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra
Daily
Try taking a long, warm shower or using a humidifier
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Can a sinus infection cause minor shaking in vision? No meds taken no alcohol no head trauma. Just sinus infection symptoms & nausea. Cant go 2 dr.

Can a sinus infection cause minor shaking in vision?  No meds taken  no alcohol  no head trauma. Just sinus infection symptoms & nausea. Cant go 2 dr.

You MUST get: Medical attention immediately, because your maxillary sinus infection might have spread to your eye socket or cavernous sinus, which can lead to brain infection. ...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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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I have a sinus infection and have been on antibiotics since Sunday, so almost a week. My vision is still blurry and difficult to focus. Is this norma?

I have a sinus infection and have been on antibiotics since Sunday, so almost a week. My vision is still  blurry and difficult to focus. Is this norma?

Sinusitis: This often needs no antibiotics, and when present it does not commonly affect your vision. You need to see a doctor ASAP. If necessary go to an ER. Best wishes. ...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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My wife suddenly felt pressure behind her eyes like a sinus infection and het vision went blurry. Doctor we saw had no ideas what it could be?

My wife suddenly felt pressure behind her eyes like a sinus infection and het vision went blurry.  Doctor we saw had no ideas what it could be?

Need MD evaluation : Can be a number of things. 1) allergies are bad this year and this could be sinusitis, abscess (fever?). The eye is surrounded by sinuses 2) glaucoma can cause pressure sensation 3) has her weight changed dramatically recently? With idiopathic intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor of the orbit, visual obscurations can occur. 4) postural? Both eyes? Can be a varix, cyst, lymphatic, aneurys. ...Read more

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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


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