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My eyes are great but i saw floaters in both which caused anxiety. Doc isnt worried. Now I see starbursts and blurred vision in right eye. Anxiety?

My eyes are great but i saw floaters in both which caused anxiety. Doc isnt worried. Now I see starbursts and blurred vision in right eye. Anxiety?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is not normal . When there is unexplained vision issues esp in one so young, I always check for the presence of mold toxins. get checked ...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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Floaters, blurred vision, headaches and tenderness in temple around left eye - blind in right eye from birth. Eye tests ok - any ideas as to causes?

Floaters, blurred vision, headaches and tenderness in temple around left eye - blind in right eye from birth. Eye tests ok - any ideas as to causes?

Check sed rate: You are a bit young for this but I'd check an ESR ( sedimentation rate). If elevated consider temporal arteritis. Typically the temporal artery is nodular and tender. The diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy of a small slice of the artery. One can see scalp tenderness with migraine but it does not typically present in the 5 the decade. See a doctor right away if you think it may be TA ...Read more

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Can blurred vision be due to floaters?

Can blurred vision be due to floaters?

No: They are not related to each other. You can have perfectly clear vision, and still have floaters. Floaters are just shadows created by opacities floating within the eye. It is possible that you could have so many floaters that they literally block your vision, but that is not common. ...Read more

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Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters?  What are the symptoms?

Possible: You obviously need an examination with visual field testing by your eyecare physician. With that data doc could address your questions. Pituitary tumors require medical team approach. Not internet info. ...Read more

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Ad eye floaters for years but on and of I get pressure in them and hurt to touch could this be eye tumours blurred vision up close reading glass it'ok?

Different symptoms : Floaters don't have "pressure-like" feelings. It sounds like you're experiencing pain when pushing on your eyes. Well don't do it then. Blurred vision could be a need for new glasses. You're old enough for reading glasses, which are fine. Because your symptoms are varied, an exam would be very helpful to sort them out. An eye tumor would be a very unlikely concern, but again an exam will help. ...Read more

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I went to eye doc a month ago for floaters. Eyes were fine. Now I see starbursts in both eyes and blurred vision in right. Anxiety?

I went to eye doc a month ago for floaters. Eyes were fine. Now I see starbursts in both eyes and blurred vision in right. Anxiety?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview ...Read more

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Experiencing visual changes since gallbladder removal 8 months ago. Floaters becoming more frequent, blurred vision, light sensitivity/weak feeling?

Experiencing visual changes since gallbladder removal 8 months ago. Floaters becoming more frequent, blurred vision, light sensitivity/weak feeling?

Unrelated to GB: Your eye symptoms are not likely to be related to the removal of your gallbladder. See your local ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for a detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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I had blurry vision and floaters. Is that detachement?

I had blurry vision and floaters. Is that detachement?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Not likely: The blurred vision and difficulty focusing may be related but these two are likely not related to your floaters. Any changes in vision warrant a visit to the eye doctor though. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Infrequently I get blurry vision. All I see are these white floaters that have tons of glare. Optometrist says my vision is normal.Not sure if I agree?

Infrequently I get blurry vision. All I see are these white floaters that have tons of glare. Optometrist says my vision is normal.Not sure if I agree?

Vitreous floaters: Vitreous floaters can induce the symptoms you complain of. What you require is a full medical eye e4xam with dilated pupils performed by an ophthalmologist (medical eye specialist) who can elucidate and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have floaters, and i see ghosting around bright text on screens, i see halos around lights, and i sometimes see minor blurry vision. ?

I have floaters, and i see ghosting around bright text on screens, i see halos around lights, and i sometimes see minor blurry vision. ?

See eye doctyor: you need to see an eye doctor preferably an ophthalmologist that can examine your eyes and determines if it is an eye problem or neurological problem so please make an appointment thanl you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Temporary very blurry vision for 2 hours in pvd eye. Could it be a floater in the way? Vision ok now. No flashes or new floaters. No curtain or ve

Temporary very blurry vision for 2 hours in pvd eye.  Could it be a floater in  the way?  Vision ok now.  No flashes or new floaters. No curtain or ve

You have T I A: Need to see your doctor or go to er, is one of signs of trasient ischemic attach TIA or a mini stroke , carotid stenosis, most likely has high bp, elevated blood sugar. Must seek professional help immediately to prevent stroke and even death. ...Read more

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Doc found a black spot behind my eye said it could be a freckle sending me for 2nd opinion. Seeing floaters n blurry vision eyepain is this normal?

Doc found a black spot behind my eye said it could be a freckle sending me for 2nd opinion.  Seeing floaters n blurry vision eyepain is this normal?

No: The eye pain and floaters are probably not related to the 'freckle' and are not normal. A choridal nevus is a freckle in the choroid the layer under the retina covering the inside of the eye. Most are benign but need to be monitored. A retinal exam and a bscan ultrasound can give clues if it is a melanoma (malignant tumor). A second opinion is a good idea in this case. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Talk to your doctor : You may want to see a neuro -ophthalmologist. Your symptoms are very concerning. It's possible to have normal exam and negative MRI and still have something wrong. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind. You may find a specialist in New Orleans to evaluate you and hopefully ease your mind. ...Read more

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Ms signs? Anxiety, paranoia, numbness in face, floaters, blurry vision, pain in legs, sex problems, frequent utis. Dr said i had low vitamin d last yr

Ms signs? Anxiety, paranoia, numbness in face, floaters, blurry vision, pain in legs, sex problems, frequent utis. Dr said i had low vitamin d last yr

Need eye exam.: Ms can cause painful vision loss. But so can other conditions. If you're on topomax, it can cause vision changes and elevated eye pressure. Floaters are not related to either ms or topomax. Please see an ophthalmologist for your visual complaints. ...Read more

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Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first. ...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


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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more