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Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Possible: If the prescription between the two eyes are significantly different, you could feel off-balance. This would most commonly occur following cataract surgery in one eye. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Poor vision means vision is worse than 20/40. Best vision is 20/20. Most common cause is a need for new glasses, uncorrected astigmatism, cataract, dry eyes, lazy eye. Other possible causes include a poor diet (lack of veggies), macular degeneration, glaucoma. Let us know if you ...Read more


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I have been experiencing dizziness, slight headaches and vision loss for a few seconds right after I get up. What could this be?

I have been experiencing dizziness, slight headaches and vision loss for a few seconds right after I get up. What could this be?

Blood Pressure chang: Commonly blood pressure changes occur with changes in posture. You should make sure to be well hydrated and check your blood pressure and heart rate in different seated or standing positions. Sometimes during periods of rapid growth, there is an abnormal response called POSTURAL ORTHOSTATIC TACHYCARDIA (POTS) or alternatively ORTHOSTATIC INTOLERANCE, or Neurally Mediated Hypotension. See your doc. ...Read more

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Peripheral vision loss and dizzy?

Peripheral vision loss and dizzy?

Increase IC pressure: If you also have headaches, nausea and vomiting, your symptoms may indicate increased intracranial pressure caused by medication or a space-occupying lesion in your brain. Please see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there any eye problems that can cauze dizziness instead of vision loss?

Unlikiely: There are many causes for dizzyness, including medications, alcohol, inner ear and brain problems. You need to start with a good physical exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Over-worked?: Your complaints are too non-specific. The diagnosis list is pages long. It literally could be anything. You need to see an good internist. ...Read more

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I've been getting bad headaches with spouts of nausea, dizziness, and intermittent spotty peripheral vision loss. Is this typical of migraines?

I've been getting bad headaches with spouts of nausea, dizziness, and intermittent spotty peripheral vision loss. Is this typical of migraines?

Although these: symptoms can be consistent with migraine it would be important to be fully evaluated rather than potentially miss another important diagnosis. Make an appointment with your health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Squeezing band of pressure around my head w/ brief hearing/vision loss, dizzy/faint if I stretch while seated, no spinning. Intercranial Hypertension?

Squeezing band of pressure around my head w/ brief hearing/vision loss, dizzy/faint if I stretch while seated, no spinning. Intercranial Hypertension?

Need more info: intracranial hypertension headache can be of pressure quality with vision changes, but to state with more certainty that it's this type of headache need more clinical history such as headache worsening during sneezing, straining, laying down and bending down and better with being upright, optic discs exam showing papilledema, loss of peripheral vision fields, LP with high opening pressure etc ...Read more

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I had sudden peripheral vision loss/blurred vision in one eye. Lasted 10 seconds. Panicked and got a bit dizzy. 8 months pregnant. Was this a tia?

I had sudden peripheral vision loss/blurred vision in one eye. Lasted 10 seconds. Panicked and got a bit dizzy. 8 months pregnant. Was this a tia?

Unlikely: Tia's are older folks problems and extraordinarity rare in your age group. More likely you had a type of migraine in which the vision in the right half (or left half) of both eyes went out. The rapid recovery makes this more likely. If it happens again, cover one and then the other eye and see if it is happening in both eyes. Meanwhile prepare for the end of your pregnancy best for the baby. ...Read more

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Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling during pregnancy which puts pressure on the optic chiasma(optic nerves crossing) which is just below the pituitary gland in the brain.. Either way notify your OB now! ...Read more

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Can a bad diet cause poor vision and make it difficult to track motion, like for video games?

Can a bad diet cause poor vision and make it difficult to track motion, like for video games?

Not usually: Unless you are malnourished or extremely ill, this would not cause tracking issues. If your problems persist, seek the advise of a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have always had poor vision, and have worn glasses. Lately, my eyes have been taking longer to adjust, and i can't focus them. What can cause this?

I have always had poor vision, and have worn glasses. Lately, my eyes have been taking longer to adjust, and i can't focus them. What can cause this?

See below: In older people, it's called presbyopia: the lenses don't change shape for near & far as quickly as they once did. Not a likely cause at your age. Are u diabetic? Have u been tested for diabetes? When was your last thorough eye exam? See a well-trained eye doctor as well as your fp to be checked out for that possibility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

BP problem: Usually this is a postural hypotensive issue that can occur if you are anemic or have a weakly responsive vascular system to such activities as standing up after crouching or sitting for a long time. If this is consistent, and the vision recovers fully in between, then your family doctor should be contacted for an analysis of your cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision ?

What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision ?

Many things: Vasospasm in the posterior circulation of the brain can do this. We see this with basilar migraine, HV syndrome, concussion, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc. If it happens more than once let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset dizziness, loss of control of hands, sweats and vision distortions?

What would cause sudden onset dizziness, loss of control of hands, sweats and vision distortions?

?faintness: Sounds like the early signs of a fainting spell. Perhaps your blood pressure dropped causing the symptoms. Some medicines can provoke such an event, but dehydration may also cause this. Check with your doctor if this recurs. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more

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Dizziness caused by vision, do I see an opthalmologist?

Dizziness caused by vision, do I see an opthalmologist?

Perhaps: More likely that you have some dizziness which can distort the vision. While seeing an ophthalmologist is a good place to start, you might also consider an ENT specialist especially if you have tinnitus (ringing in ears) or loss of hearing. ...Read more

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When i stand up my vision goes black-ish and i feel dizzy. What causes this?

When i stand up my vision goes black-ish and i feel dizzy. What causes this?

Low blood pressure: When you sit or crouch, the blood is squeezed out of the lower part of your body. Then when you stand up it pools in these parts and lowers the pressure in the upper part, especially the brain. This can cause visual blur, dizziness and a feeling of faintness. This might also mean you are anemic. If this happens most of the time, check with your family doctor for 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


Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Low Vision (Definition)

Low vision = visual acuity is 20/70 or less & can't be corrected with glasses. Usually related to some ...Read more