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Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

Can you get temporary vision loss because of a sinus infection?

No: A common sinus infection should not cause vision loss. Certain medications can cuase temporary blurring of the vision, but not loss of vision. If there is severe pain and decreased movement of the eye associated with the vision loss, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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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Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can sinus/ear infection cause partial loss of vision?

Can sinus/ear infection cause partial loss of vision?

Yes: This would be seen in an acute complication of a sinus infection - a peri-orbital abscess which is surgical emergency. If this happens, you must be evaluated for a possible abscess. ...Read more

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What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

What kind of vision problems can you get with spenoid sinus infection?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that sends vision signals from the eye to the brain, is a rare complication of paranasal sinusitis. The sphenoid sinus makes up part of the bony cavity that holds the eye and an infection or inflammation can spread and affect the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It is rare. ...Read more

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Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Hopefully permanent: The goal of the sinus surgery would be to cut down significantly on the number of sinus infections you get. It's not a guarantee but it should definitely help. ...Read more

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How does loss of taste last with a sinus infection?

How does loss of taste last with a sinus infection?

Poor airflow: Some ways that this could happen include having persistent congestion or nasal polyps that could interfere with airflow in your nose, even after recovering from a sinus infection. You may need a ct scan or a rhinoscopy to better understand why this would happen. Also be aware that some antibiotics like biaxin (clarithromycin) can alter your sense of taste temporarily. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a sinus infection. Stopped citalopram a little over month ago, since then have developed dim snowy vision?

Diagnosed with a sinus infection.  Stopped citalopram a little over month ago, since then have developed dim snowy vision?

Get eye exam: Citalopram is not known to cause dim vision. Ask your pcp for referral to an ophthalmologist without delay for exam and proper diagnosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

Can a sinus infection cause blurry vision?

Possible extension: A true peri-orbital sinus infection (versus congestion or inflammation) may extend to the orbital region causing a peri-orbital cellulitis. Typically seen with maxillary sinus infections. I would recommend a visit to your provider to be sure it is not an extension of the infection versus secondary effects from the medication you are taking or other more benign side effects. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection or fluid in the ear cause snowy vision?

Can a sinus infection or fluid in the ear cause snowy vision?

No: sinus infection should not cause any visual problems if it does you need to seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more