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Can eye strain cause dizziness?

Can eye strain cause dizziness?

Possibly: Can definitely cause eye fatigue. May be secondary to your sinusitis history if it also involves your inner ears too. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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nausaus and dizzy at work I sit at a com for 8 hrs and eye strain. im fine at home o weekends do u think that's the cause or something that needs ex?

 nausaus and dizzy at work I sit at a com for 8 hrs and eye strain.  im fine at home o weekends do u think that's the cause or something that needs ex?

A problem at work: that resolves on the weekend could be many things. You might consume more caffeine at work. There may be more stress at work. You may have issues related to lighting, eye strain, or chemical / mold exposure at work. The fact that this occurs at work and not at home is the key. Now you need to start thinking like a detective to sort this out. If you can't figure it out talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Accomodative strain: An increasingly common syndrome. Near visual tasks such as reading or extensive close smart phone work causes eye strain. Never use your "distant" eye glasses for doing extensive near work. This aggravates the strain. Handy rule of 20's: Every 20 minutes of near work, look away, at least 20 feet, for at least 20 seconds of rest. ...Read more

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When I look at the sunlight, I get really dizzy and my eyes start to strain. Is this normal?

When I look at the sunlight, I get really dizzy and my eyes start to strain. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes. You are experiencing ciliary spasm. The normal ocular response to light is pupillary constriction, in order to limit the amount and intensity of light entering the eye, so as to protect the internal structures of the eye from the toxic effects of ultraviolet wavelengths which damage cells and dna. In normal ambient room light, the pupillary constriction is a gentle reaction. If you suddenly go out into broad daylight, you may feel that sensation of glare and immediately squint your eyes in order that your eyelids may help limit light entry. If you look directly at a bright light source such as the sun, your pupils will quickly and suddenly constrict, less gently than in room light. The force of this constriction strains the internal ocular muscles, the ciliary body which are responsible for constricting the pupil. This sudden effort causes spasm and strain which may also cause photophobia and headache. This is all a normal part of your body’s involuntary attempts to protect you. ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. There might be something else going on if that is the case, including a diskmpronlem with nerve or vascualr compromise. If the dizziness doesn't clear expeditiously, i would make an appointment to see a neurologist and have it thoroughly checked out. ...Read more

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How long does vestibular neuronitis take to resolve itself? I am on week 4 and am left with eye strain and dizziness with eye movements and just fogg

How long does vestibular neuronitis take to resolve itself?  I am on week 4 and am left with eye strain and dizziness with eye movements and just fogg

Comments: Most cases of vestibular neuronitis (labyrinthitis) of viral origin should be fully resolved over 4-6 weeks. Further persistence of symptoms raises question of a different diagnosis. Maybe you need to have an otolaryngological visit if not better soon. ...Read more

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Uncompensated labyrinthitis, I have pressure and slight dizziness in my head. Kind of weird vision like my eyes are strained, normal symptoms?

Uncompensated labyrinthitis, I have pressure and slight dizziness in my head. Kind of weird vision like my eyes are strained,  normal symptoms?

Not unusual: With labyrinthine disorders it is not unusual to also experience some visual symptoms as well as vertigo. If you have further concerns consult a neurologist or an otolaryngologist who specializes in positional vertigo for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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When i lay down i keep feeling dizzy and sick to my stomach. My eyes feel like they can't focus and are strained.

When i lay down i keep feeling dizzy and sick to my stomach. My eyes feel like they can't focus and are strained.

Vertigo: You may have an ear problem triggering your symptoms, if you sysmptoms persist, see your doctor about it, it is probably viral but can be quite debilitating. ...Read more

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When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

When the neck is strained & a pop is heard & now there feels like a weird air bubble moves when touch n the back of head low crown also dizziness why?

Neck Bubble: You might have subcutaneous emphysema. Read===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/subcutaneous_emphysema and see if it might apply to your history. Even so, if it is truly sir trapped in the neck tissues, you need to have a thorough evaluation and tests from your doctor to get to the root cause. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this persists, see your family doc. ...Read more

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Headaches, puffy eyes, dizziness, stomach spasm what are the cause of it?

Headaches, puffy eyes, dizziness, stomach spasm what are the cause of it?

Need evaluation: Could be migraine, but need more specific details, exam, other causes need to be ruled out include allergies, inner ear, brain disorders. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness when turning your head or moving your eyes along with your lips tingling?

What causes dizziness when turning your head or moving your eyes along with your lips tingling?

BPPV can cause: dizziness when turning head due to canalith coming out of their usual location in the inner ear. Canalith repositioning treatment such as Epley maneuver can help. Tingling of the lips is something else. Anxiety triggers hyperventilation and that pushes to much pco2 out decreasing ionized calcium in the blood. Breathing to a paper bag helps. ...Read more

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What could cause of neck pain, eye pain when I look up or to the sides, but only in one eye, and dizziness?

What could cause of neck pain, eye pain when I look up or to the sides, but only in one eye, and dizziness?

See your doctor: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see an eye doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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I had a sudden blackout in vision, but no dizziness, and it happened around 3-5 seconds...What causes it?Eye disease?Well both of my eyes has myopia

I had a sudden blackout in vision, but no dizziness, and it happened around 3-5 seconds...What causes it?Eye disease?Well both of my eyes has myopia

Blood pressure: Sudden changes in blood pressure from laying down to standing up can do this but so can clots are narrowing of arteries. Please get checked by both your internist and eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more