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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Is it possible to differentiate the blurry vision caused by visual problem & sinusitis. If so, how?

Is it possible to differentiate the blurry vision caused by visual problem & sinusitis. If so, how?

Yes: Sinusitis does not cause blurry vision. Period. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Sinusitis can cause facial pain, pressure, fever, drainage, nasal obstruction, but does not cause blurry vision. Get your eyes checked! ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause blurry vision, bad breath, dizziness, & headaches?

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Can sinusitis cause blurry vision, bad breath, dizziness, & headaches?

Yes: Sinusitis can cause blurry vision, bad breath, dizziness, and headaches. It should be diagnosed early by ENT or dentist, where antimicrobial therapy should be prescribed. ...Read more

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What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

Sphenoid sinusitis: This is a rare but dangerous sinusitis. The optic nerve travels very close to the sphenoid sinus and an infection can cause inflammation around the neurovascular supply of the eyes. You will most likely need surgery by an ENT to open and drain the sphenoid sinuses. ...Read more

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Could you have farsightedness or blurry vision afar when you have sinusitis?

Could you have farsightedness or blurry vision afar when you have sinusitis?

Sinusitis: blurred vision with a sinus infection if it is severe enough is possible. The sinuses are air filled bony pockets that surround the eye but are separated from it by bones. It does merit an eye exam to insure that the sinus infection is not spreading from the sinuses to your orbit (the area around your eye) ...Read more

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I've had a watery eye, pressure, and blurry vision for 6 mo. My eyedoctor and ENT have no answers. I have chronic sinusitis/allergies. Please help.

I've had a watery eye, pressure, and blurry vision for 6 mo. My eyedoctor and ENT have no answers. I have chronic sinusitis/allergies. Please help.

See an allergist: Your symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis / rhinosinusitis or inflammation of your nose, eyes and sinuses due to allergy especially during this season when lots of trees are pollinated. This is a common problem in the us. When medications does not work, you should see an allergist to be evaluated and treated. We are specialized in diagnosing and treating these conditions. ...Read more

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Migraines lasting 4 weeks. Sensitive to light/sound. Blurred vision at times. Blacked out 1 time split second. Cat scan said sinustitis, no symptoms?

Migraines lasting 4 weeks. Sensitive to light/sound. Blurred vision at times. Blacked out 1 time split second. Cat scan said sinustitis, no symptoms?

Migraines can be: Controlled. Consider a consultation with a neurologist to come up with a treatment plan. Blacking out is not typical and may need further work up. ...Read more

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Could blurred vision/vision loss be a side effect of sinusitus&pink eye?

Could blurred vision/vision loss be a side effect of sinusitus&pink eye?

Yes: You can certainly get pink eye and sinusitis together, and temporary blurred vision from pink eye. If it persists after a few weeks i would get an exam. ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

Opthamologist: is a medical doctor who treats diseases of the eye. He/sh can help you determine what the cause is. It may be due to a retinal issue, cataract, or other things. Please ask your friend to get a second opinion or see another type of specialist. Peace and good health. ...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 you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Can you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Swelling: Hi. Yes, hyperglycemia causes swelling in the eyes and alters the distance of the light path from the lens to the retina, which causes blurring. Note that this is NOT diabetic retinopathy, and this blurring will improve over time as the glucose is normalized with treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause light headedness and blurred vision when exercising?

Possible dehydrate: You're possibly dehydrated and need to add water more to your diet prior to and during exercise. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Use travatan z drop at night. Can it cause occasional blurred vision in the morning?

Use travatan z drop at night. Can it  cause occasional blurred vision in the morning?

Yes.: Travatan z is a glaucoma drop used at night to lower eye pressure. It is common to experience some redness and irritation into the morning. On occasion, this is associated with blurriness of the vision. ...Read more

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more

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What else could cause blurred vision?

What else could cause blurred vision?

Blurred vision: may have many causes. You can start at the tear film, then cornea, lens, the vitreous gel, retina, optic nerve and finally the brain. There are over 2 million parts that compose the eye and the visual system is very complex. A good eye examination will help determine the cause of your blurred vision. ...Read more

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What causes haloes and blurred vision?

What causes haloes and blurred vision?

Depends: Your age, past eye history and an exam would help with the answer. If you want a list: cataracts, acephalic migraines, refractive surgery, bad contact lenses, corneal edema, iritis, posterior capsule opacification are a few on the list. ...Read more

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A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

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