can a sinus infection cause blurry vision

Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
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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.
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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..

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Dr. Michael L. Ham
Ophthalmology
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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.
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Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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Rarely


rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon.
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Flu & Cold

Do's And Don'ts

In the first 10-14 days of a sinus infection, antibiotics have little to no benefit.

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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.

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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda
General Surgery
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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.
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Can sinus infection or problem cause trouble with vision or make you feel 'foggy' ?

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Dr. Christopher Paris
Ophthalmology
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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!
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Sleep apnea

Do's And Don'ts

Treat allergies, sinus infections, GERD and lose weight. See an ENT specialist for help.

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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?

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Dr. David Malitz
Ophthalmology
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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
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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

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Yes


It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor.
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Can sinus infections cause a blurry eye?

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Sometimes


sometimes, especially if the nasal congestion produces a blockage of the nasolacrimal drainage system and tearing. See your eye doctor and Medical doctor or ENT.
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Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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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.
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What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

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Dr. Bruce R. Saran
Ophthalmology
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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.
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