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Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Sinus pressure: Possible, most likely due to medications for sinus pressure where one side effect is blurred vision. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

See an eye doctor.: It depends on the cause of what you are calling "sinus pressure." blurry vision in one eye is not normal. You must see an eye doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Vertigo: If you have sinus symptoms with congestion and drainage you can also experience vertigo associated with head or eye movements. Should resolve when the sinus congestion resolves. ...Read more

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I keep getting heaches sometimes with nausea &dizziness & then sometimes with blurred vision. What could it be? Have had some sinus pressure, is it that

I keep getting heaches sometimes with nausea &dizziness & then sometimes with blurred vision. What could it be? Have had some sinus pressure, is it that

Please go to ER asap: You have headache with nausea and dizziness plus blurred vision sometimes. This is not good b/c many possible scenarios, brain tumor, mass, encephalopathy, possible expanding sinusitis, intracranial bleed etc... Please go to Emergency Room asap to be examined and have blood tests and imaging (CAT, MRI) to make sure you do not have the above conditions. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Huge sinus pressure for two months. ..Nose, under eyes. Tension on my neck, being dizzy, out of balance, luck of concentration, blurry vision?

Huge sinus pressure for two months. ..Nose, under eyes. Tension on my neck, being dizzy, out of balance, luck of concentration, blurry vision?

Sounds serious: You are presenting with symptoms that are more neurological than sinus like. If you are having lack of concentration and blurring of vision, then even if it were secondary to sinusitis, you need to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in vision?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in vision?

Migraine?: "aura" is common with migraines, which can be associated with sinus problems. ...Read more

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I have pain at my temples when moving my eyes around. No sinus pain. No blurry vision.?

I have pain at my temples when moving my eyes around. No sinus pain. No blurry vision.?

Migraine vs other: If blurred vision or does not go away or gets worse, see eye dr for vision check [eye strain] or neurologist to be sure nothing more serious, may need labs and mdi of the brain if don't resolve. Take excedrin migraine[generic ok], get rest, be sure no cause like smoking, alcohol /drug abuse, lack of sleep, sleep apnea[snoring and wake gagging] ect. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with bad cold and sinus pressure which comes and goes. Sometimes my vision seems blurry when sinuses are bad. Is this normal?

Woke up this morning with bad cold and sinus pressure which comes and goes. Sometimes my vision seems blurry when sinuses are bad. Is this normal?

Chronic Allergies: Your symptoms are likely due to chronic allergies and as long as you are effectively managing your allergies, your symptoms will be under control. Blurry vision with exacerbation of the allergic reaction is normal. Talk to your doctor about eye drps for your allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Could sinus pressure cause tooth aches?

Could sinus pressure cause tooth aches?

Yes.: Pressure in the sinus can affect the roots of the upper teeth, creating an achey feeling. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Probably not: Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms. "strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems. ...Read more

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I can't smell and taste. My taste comes back for a second and then goes away again. I have sinus pressure but not clogged sinuses. Possible causes?

I can't smell and taste. My taste comes back for a second and then goes away again. I have sinus pressure but not clogged sinuses. Possible causes?

Sinus issues: Some of the more common causes of loss of taste and smell are tobacco use, pollutants, the common cold or chronic sinus problems, allergies, medications like antibiotics and blood pressure medicines, tooth and gum diseases. In your case it's most likely due to your sinuses issues. None of the meds you're taking are known for doing it. Your primary care doc can help you with this ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Can sinus pressure be the cause of my vocal nasality?

Hyponasal speech...: Can be due to nasal and sinus congestion. Swelling inside the nose due to the common cold or allergies or even a sinus infection can lead to less air flow through the nose resulting in a nasal voice (hyponasal) as if you're speaking while holding your nose shut. Sinus pressure can also be due some of the above causes, so yes you may have both symptoms as a result of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Unlikely: It is rather the medications to treat the sinus pressure symptoms, like systemic decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed) can cause spiking blood pressure in some individuals, check with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I have severe sinus pressure with very little congestion, usual remedies aren't helping. Mucus is thick & sticky, waking with rheum, what could cause?

Sinus infection: Is most likely cause. See you medical doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist for an evaluation. If infection is present then an antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more

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What causes seeing stars going up and down the stairs? Also I have sinus pressure, post nasal drip

What causes seeing stars going up and down the stairs? Also I have sinus pressure, post nasal drip

Many possibilities: You need to be seen and examined. Go and see your pcp and let them take a history, etc. If they think specialized care is necessary they will refer you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause pain in teeth, ears, and jaw?

Of course: A sinus infection can sometimes cause you to feel pain in your teeth, ears, and jaw. An upper toothache can often be the major symptom of sinus infection. See your PCP for evaluation, treatment or referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause lower tooth and jaw pain?

Can sinus pressure cause lower tooth and jaw pain?

Possible: The complexity of the head and neck area never ceases to amaze me. The intimacy of the vessels, nerves and sinus and lymph chain of this area hold many surprises. Usually upper teeth are involved but it is possible, and it would be wise to have this type of symptom evaluated by your dentist to determine if it is dentally related. If it is not, then the next stop is your physician. ...Read more

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I had nasal swab at doc today it showed A and B influenza. I went cause I had sinus pressure but no other symptoms. Could test be wrong? I feel fine

I had nasal swab at doc today it showed A and B influenza. I went cause I had sinus pressure but no other symptoms. Could test be wrong? I feel fine

Unlikely: Most cold symptoms now can be attributed to the flu although symptoms may vary from one to another. There is nothing 100% in medicine however but it is unlikely that the test result was wrong during this epidemic. In fact, testing is not recommended. ...Read more

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Ear pain, sinus pressure, tingling tongue, tingling roof of mouth and pressure on roof of mouth. Causes?

Ear pain, sinus pressure, tingling tongue, tingling roof of mouth and pressure on roof of mouth. Causes?

Sinus infection: Hard to say. Other than tongue symptoms, this sounds like a sinus infection. I would start with a visit to the M.D. He/she may recommend a ct scan. ...Read more

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Can cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) eardrops cause dry sinus or sinus pressure?

Can cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) eardrops cause dry sinus or sinus pressure?

Unlikely: Ear drops shouldn't pass through your ear drum (unless you have tubes or a perforation) and should have no effect on your sinuses. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...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. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more