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Can blepharitis cause blurred vision? Why?

Can blepharitis cause blurred vision?  Why?

Blepharitis: Symptoms and signs includesymptoms and signs include watery eyes, red eyes, gritty, burning sensation, eyelids appear greasy, itchy, red and swollen. Flaking of the skin around the eyes, crusted 7 sticky eyelashes on awakening, frequent blinking, sensitivity to light. If vision is blurred may be secondary but also may suggest need for further exam and diagnosis. ...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


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Does blepharitis cause blurry vision?

Does blepharitis cause blurry vision?

Certainly can!: Typically, blepharitis causes the eyes to have foreign body sensation, feel life there is sand or dirt in the eye, and there is a burning sensation. Sometimes also itchy. The tear film becomes unstable with fluctuating vision. In much more advanced cases there can be ulcerations of the cornea, loss of the limbal stem cells and loss of clarity of vision. ...Read more

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Blurred vision from posterior blepharitis ... Effective cures? Warm compresses not working

Blurred vision from posterior blepharitis ... Effective cures? Warm compresses not working

Blepharitis: Sometimes needs scrubbing of the eyelid margins near the lash line to clean the crusting that can build up. In addition, patients may need either oral or topical antibiotics to reduce the bacteria that can aggravate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause blurry vision and kind burning eyes? Eye doctor says my eyes are healthy that i just have blepharitis wich I treat with warm compress

Can a cold cause blurry vision and kind burning eyes? Eye doctor says my eyes are healthy that i just have blepharitis wich I treat with warm compress

If viral cold, yes: Sometimes with the viral shedding in the tear film, there can be minor irritation or blurriness that goes away as soon as the cold does. If not, call your eye doctor so they can assess under a slit lamp examination. Meanwhile, if your eyes are feeling 'hot', cool compresses may be better than warm until the cold goes away. If eyes are feeling cool, or cold, the warm compresses would be comforting. ...Read more

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How to cure blurry vision from blepharitis?

How to cure blurry vision from blepharitis?

Blepharitis: Your blepharitis, a common inflammation of the eyelids, may lead to keratitis or blepharoconjunctivitis (infection). Remedies often involve hot compresses, lid hygiene with a wash cloth and diluted baby shampoo, gentle massage of the eyelids with the warm wash cloth, and occasionally antibiotic ointments or drops like azasite, and if severe, a combination of an antibiotic and steroid. May use tears. ...Read more

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Will blurry vision from blepharitis go away?

Will blurry vision from blepharitis go away?

Possibly: Blepharitis is more associated with irriitation/redness of the lids/crusting than blurred vision unless there is an association with dry eye. Certainly if there is involvement of the cornea (the clear cover of the eye) blurring of vision can occur. The major treatments are antibiotic drops with or without steroids., lid wipes and warm compresses. ...Read more

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Any treatments that'll make blurry vision from blepharitis oil glands go away?

Any treatments that'll make blurry vision from blepharitis oil glands go away?

It takes time: Posterior blepharitis takes time to improve. The quality of the tear lake, which is composed of meibomian gland secretions (the part you are treating), mucin layer, ; aqueous layer, aides the ocular surface to be as clear ; smooth as possible. Use artificial tears like refresh™ tears to help with part of the blurry vision, but continue with the compresses/massages. Eye doc can also rx doxycycline. ...Read more

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How can I get my ophthalmologist to prescribe me an oral Antibiotic for my blurry vision do to Blepharitis? I can't take it anymore nothing works

Not likely infected: Your ophthalmologist has determined that your blepharitis is non-infectious. Most blepharitis does not blur the vision. It does sound like you might have some confidence problems with your eye doctor and perhaps a second opinion would be helpful. ...Read more

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Blurry vision from blepharitis not responding to any treatment . Warm compresses, eye drops etc anything else I can do?

Consider Demodex: Blepharitis can often be caused by a parasite called demodex. There is a new product called cliradex that contains tea tree oil that can be effective. See your eyemd for additional details. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

Opthamologist: Is a medical doctor who treats diseases of the eye. He/sh can help you determine what the cause is. It may be due to a retinal issue, cataract, or other things. Please ask your friend to get a second opinion or see another type of specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more

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Medrol: does it cause blurred vision?

Medrol: does it cause blurred vision?

Usually not: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is commonly given in a short term allocation ('dose pack') which will not disturb the vision. If you are taking it chronically, visual blur can occur as the dose increases or decreases but will not be affected after two months of steady (same) dose. Discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Medrol (methylprednisolone) if you are having some blur. ...Read more

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Can tanning beds cause blurred vision?

Yes: The ultraviolet rays emitted from tanning beds can "burn" the cornea and cause blurred vision and pain. That is why you should always wear eye protection when tanning. ...Read more

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What causes cramps and blurred vision?

What causes cramps and blurred vision?

Unclear: This could be heat exhaustion or another illness. Please see a doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Why does bethanechol cause blurred vision?

Why does bethanechol cause blurred vision?

Affects focusin: Bethanechol is a medicine classified as a cholinergic. A side effectof the medicine is that is stimulates the focusing muscles of the eye when they should not be. This will cause the muscle to focus incorrectly, therefore, blurring your vision. ...Read more

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Blood pulse 119- can it cause blurred vision?

Blood pulse 119- can it cause blurred vision?

Maybe: If your pulse is this fast, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can emliron cause blurred vision and dizziness?

Can emliron cause blurred vision and dizziness?

Should not: No study data shows that it causes blurred vision. ...Read more

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What causes blurred vision and halos to happen after iridotomy?

Not common: Maybe if the eye pressure was temporarily high or if there was a lot of inflammation post laser. ...Read more

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What causes sudden blurred vision? No injury. Headache all day please help!

Nothing good: This can be as simple as eye strain to angle closure glaucoma, seek immediate eval by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes blurred vision and the sudden appearances of halos around lights?

What causes blurred vision and the sudden appearances of halos around lights?

Cornea swelling: Contact lens overwear, keeping eyes open too long in a pool, or other causes of swelling of the front of the eye can cause these symptoms. If pain and light sensitivity are also present, then an urgent visit to your eye doctor is needed! ...Read more

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Can up-right side neck spasm,cause blurred vision a trouble with balance, ect.?

See your doctor : Do the neck pain, balance problem & vision changes all start & stop at the same time? Not sure about the neck pain, but your other symptoms bring to mind stroke/TIA (transient ischemic attack) or heart rhythm problem (arrhythmia), given your age & high cholesterol. Do get checked right away & find out for sure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Blurred vision is a normal side effect of zylet? I'm really freaked out cause my vision was blurry before now after using zylet my vision is bad

Blurred vision is a normal side effect of zylet?  I'm really freaked out cause my vision was blurry before now after using zylet my vision is bad

Steroid induced glau: I need to know why you were using zylet? You can get allergic reaction to tobramycin, activation of herpes virus or less likely steroid induced glaucoma, detailed examination is required to reach the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Took Zofran (ondansetron) and had temp blurred vision but it went away. What usually causes the blurred vision, and if it went away and I stop meds, should I worry?

Took Zofran (ondansetron) and had temp blurred vision but it went away. What usually causes the blurred vision, and if it went away and I stop meds, should I worry?

Possible drug effect: While blurred vision is not a listed side effect of Zofran (ondansetron), (ondansetron) uncommon side-effects can occur with any medicine. The fact that the blurred vision went away when you stopped the drug suggests that the drug caused it. The only way to prove that would be to restart Zofran (ondansetron) and see if it recurs. The best recommendation is to avoid Zofran (ondansetron) altogether. ...Read more

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What else could cause blurred vision?

What else could cause blurred vision?

Blurred vision: May have many causes. You can start at the tear film, then cornea, lens, the vitreous gel, retina, optic nerve and finally the brain. There are over 2 million parts that compose the eye and the visual system is very complex. A good eye examination will help determine the cause of your blurred vision. ...Read more

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What can cause headache and blurred vision?

What can cause headache and blurred vision?

Many bad things: Such as migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a real tumor and more can cause headache and blurred vision. Best to get both the headache and the blurred vision checked out. This means seeing your primary care doctor and your eye specialist. A dilated retinal exam is critical. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Can you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Swelling: Hi. Yes, hyperglycemia causes swelling in the eyes and alters the distance of the light path from the lens to the retina, which causes blurring. Note that this is NOT diabetic retinopathy, and this blurring will improve over time as the glucose is normalized with treatment. ...Read more

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Can lexapro cause long term blurred vision even after quitting?

Can lexapro cause long term blurred vision even after quitting?

Unlikely: There are many causes of blurred vision; please get a good evaluation by an ophthalmologist (not just an optometrist). ...Read more

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What can cause light headedness and blurred vision when exercising?

Possible dehydrate: You're possibly dehydrated and need to add water more to your diet prior to and during exercise. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Blurred vision and headaches everytime I stand up. What could be the cause?

Possible anemia: If your blood count is low, you will have these symptoms upon arising and standing. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more


Dr. Kurt Andreason
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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