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Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Yes, but: Certain types of glaucoma can cause eye ache (angle closure, inflammatory, neovascular, etc), but eye pain isn't a hallmark of glaucoma (for that matter, elevated intraocular pressure isn't either - about 1/3 of people with glaucoma in the US are thought to have "normal tension" glaucoma - ie the pressure falls in a "normal" range). ...Read more

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Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Usually not: Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but they are generally painless and rarely cause headaches. Severe cataract can occasionally lead to elevated pressure in the eye and pain, as well as significantly diminished vision. Headaches may arise from straining to see through the cataracts, but it is not common. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Can sinusitis cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Sinusitis: No. You may have one of the major but rare complications of sinusitis with extension of infection into the central nervous system, either as a brain abscess or other infection of the spaces created by the linings of the brain. You should be seen immediately by a doctor and will probably undergo emergency imaging studies and consultation with an ophthalmologist and possibly an infect dis expert. ...Read more

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What causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

What causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

Reversible blindness: Retinal migraine is usually characterized by attacks of fully reversible monocular visual loss associated with migraine headache. Grosberg bm, solomon s, friedman di, lipton rb (2006) cephalalgia. 26 (11), 1275-86. ...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 ocular migraines cause sensitivity to light in eyes?

Can ocular migraines cause sensitivity to light in eyes?

Not usually: Ocular migraines usually cause you to see colored light or blackening of your vision for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. It is painless and does not cause light sensitivity. Classic migraines, however, can cause severe light sensitivity are very painful. The two conditions are often linked. ...Read more

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Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this?

Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this?

Yes: The "aura" of migraines can cause symptoms like you are describing. Go to google - type in migraine aura. You will see many examples of what people experience. If this is new for you, consider seeing your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Can stress headaches cause eye pain?

Can stress headaches cause eye pain?

Yes: Tension headaches usually affect the muscles in the neck and head. This can sometimes result in a pressure-type pain seemingly in the eye on the affected side. If you are having vision loss or eye redness with the pain, that could indicate something else. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause mild headaches and vision problems?

What can cause mild headaches and vision problems?

Migraine: Migraines would be the most common causes of headache associated with visual symptoms before the headache and/or blurry vision with the headache. See your doctor to confirm that this is what you have. ...Read more

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Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can tight shoulder/neck muscles cause headaches. Also headaches in forehead or that feel like sinus or eye strain? What about tmj, cause headaches?

Can tight shoulder/neck muscles cause headaches. Also headaches in forehead or that feel like sinus or eye strain? What about tmj, cause headaches?

All of the above: Can be part of a headache syndrome. See your doctor to define your symptoms by history and physician exam in order to create a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can migraine headaches cause dizziness? Do migraines cause dizziness or can normal headaches cause this as well? .

Can migraine headaches cause dizziness? Do migraines cause dizziness or can normal headaches cause this as well?

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Yes: Migraines affects the brain..So dizziness can be related to the migraine or it can be caused by the medicines(triptans) taken for treating the migraine. ...Read more

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Does sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Does sinus inflammation cause cloudy vision or even eyes to cross?

Sinus: A bad sinus infection may spread to the eye...This is called preseptal or orbital cellulitis....It would be unusual to cause crossed eyes unless it penetrates into the brain as an abscess...This is quite rare... ...Read more

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Can allergies cause your eyes to hemorrhage?

Can allergies cause your eyes to hemorrhage?

Conjunctival blood: Technically, allergies only cause the blood vessels on the eye to become more prominent ("bloodshot"). When the blood vessels are more prominent, however, it is easier for one of them to break open and hemorrhage. Allergies also may cause someone to rub their eyes more which, in turn, can lead to a hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can trapeze muscle problem cause eye pain and headache. Also can it cause the eye that is painting to tear up?

Definitely, yes: The most frequently identified myofacial trigger points in the body. Pain is referred up to the mastoid process, angle of the mandible, temple and back of the orbit (eye). Major source of “tension HA” or tension type headache. Tearing up is a sign of autonomic cephalgia. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Yes : Conjunctivitis is often caused by a viral infection in your body, in which your eyes are generally secondarily involved. The viral syndrome often has associated aches and pains in joints and muscles, sore throat and invariably headaches. Often treatment involves rest, fluids, analgesics for pain and fever, and irrigation and cleansing the eye secretions. Sometimes the eyes require other treatments. ...Read more

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