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Can Sinusitis Cause Blurry Vision
Is it possible to differentiate the blurry vision caused by visual problem & sinusitis. If so, how?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.
Blurred vision r eye, headache for 2 months. Mri showed ethmoid sinusitis r side. Antibiotics. No change. Now drooping r eye, brow, fever. Ideas?
Diagnosed with URI and sinusitis. Been sick a month! Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not working. Congestion, runny nose, extreme fatigue, blurred vision. Please help!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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