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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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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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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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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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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 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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Diagnosed with URI and sinusitis. Been sick a month! Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working. Congestion, runny nose, extreme fatigue, blurred vision. Please help!

Diagnosed with URI and sinusitis. Been sick a month! Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working. Congestion, runny nose, extreme fatigue, blurred vision. Please help!

Be seen: You need to see your physician for an exam and definitive diagnosis. It could be many things, including a viral infection. That would account for the fact that Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) did not work, though that is not a particularly good antibiotic for URIs. ...Read more

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What can cause blurry vision?

What can cause blurry vision?

Many causes: Vision becomes blurry with uncorrected need for glasses, internal pathology like cataracts and retinal disease, external problems like corneal disease and from nerve conditions like optic nerve dysfunction and brain damage. This should be evaluated by an opththalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden blurry vision?

What could cause sudden blurry vision?

That's an emergency!: Any abrupt onset of change of vision needs immediate attention. There are multiple causes. Some include: detached retina, acute glaucoma, a stroke that can occur in various part of the brain or cranial nerves, a condition called temporal arteritis (blood vessels become infllammed), migraine... Whatever the cause, have it checked.....Today! ...Read more

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Can being on my ipod too much cause blurry vision?

No: However, if you are 46 years old, you may have some element of presbyopia which with prolonged use of your eyes can lead to eye strain and blurred vision. However, it does not damage your eyes. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Diabetes: Diabetes causes blurry vision in a number of ways, including a myopic shift from excess glucose in the lens, macular edema, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic cataract. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

How can diabetes cause blurry vision?

See below: Fluctuating blood sugars can cause vision changes (osmotic effect on the eye's lens). Also, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the workin-age population. High blood sugar over several years causes retinal blood vessels to leak (causing a swollen retina), bleed, and scar over. Treatment includes laser, intraocular (intravitreal) medication, and vitrectomy surgery. ...Read more

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Does being hungover cause blurry vision?

Does being hungover cause blurry vision?

Hungover: The hangover itself does not cause blurring. However, since alcohol is a diuretic, the body becomes dehydrated, and the eyes dry out, leading to blurred vision. If your eyes feel dry, you can try using some artificial tears, such as refresh or systane. ...Read more

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Can too much chlorine in pool cause blurry vision?

Can too much chlorine in pool cause blurry vision?

Yes: Chlorine can act as an irritant and result in the surface of the cornea being dry and slightly cloudy. It should clear up on it's own. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if this doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of blurry vision with headaches?

What can be the cause of blurry vision with headaches?

Need eye doc or ER: These symptoms are consistent with an inflammation in the front of the eye called "iritis." this can also be a migraine headache. Can have flashes preceding. Headache followed by visual loss. Less likely causes include an acute glaucoma (sudden high pressure in the eye) that can also lead to visual loss. You need am exam by am eye md to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can using a computer for long hours cause blurry vision?

Computer eye strain: Any extended periods of near work on the computer or reading can cause eyestrain symptoms. These include blurred or fluctuating vision, discomfort around the eyes, browache, and difficulty focusing. The eyes are not damaged by this, just overworked. Taking frequent breaks by closing the eyes or looking away, and varying the computer distance can help. Even the distance vision can blur sometimes. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes sudden blurry vision?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of sudden blurry vision. Some of the causes can lead to blindness and even death. Call an ophthalmologist today. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

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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