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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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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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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


Dr. Michael Ham
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What are symptoms of sinus infection? I am dizzy and having blurred vision. No runny nose, no headache, a slight pressure on the bridge of my nose. I feel like I am coming off of a merry go round..

Dr. Michael Ham
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What are symptoms of sinus infection? I am dizzy and having blurred vision. No runny nose, no headache, a slight pressure on the bridge of my nose. I feel like I am coming off of a merry go round..

Examination.: Sounds like sinusitis. You can try over the counter decongestants and ibuprofen. The dizzy is due to the inner ear adjacent to the sinuses being affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Can a sinus infection cause snowy vision?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Can a sinus infection cause snowy vision?

No...: It will be a different issue.

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Dr. Matthew Goren
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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.

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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.

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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Dr. Christopher Paris
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Can sinus infection or problem cause trouble with vision or make you feel 'foggy' ?

Dr. Christopher Paris
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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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Dr. Frank Kuitems
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Can a sinus infection or fluid in the ear cause snowy vision?

Dr. Frank Kuitems
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

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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Dr. Karen Butler
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After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time ?

Dr. Karen Butler
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After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time ?

Ans: Well first you must clear the sinus infection. Make sure you steam and have the steam clean the sinus Cohen of the problem continues with the eye you better see the opthomoligist ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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?

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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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses caused by a virus, allergies, bacteria or fungus. The vast majority of sinusitis does not need antibiotics and goes away with simple remidies like NSAIDs, ...Read more


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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


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