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Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Potentially: If eyes become dry due to lack of sleep - this may lead to visual blurring. It can cause eye spasms too (myokymia) ...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


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What causes peripheral vision distortion? It sounds like migraine.

What causes peripheral vision distortion? It sounds like migraine.

Could be: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read more

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Could toric contact lenses cause vision distortion, if i read books while lying down on the bed?

Could toric contact lenses cause vision distortion, if i read books while lying down on the bed?

No: You should see well in any position if the contacts are fit properly. Occasionally a toric lens will sit improperly on the eye. The vision will be blurry. When this happens, use your finger to rotate the lens and then blink. Repeat this until the vision clears. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Maybe: If you are exhausted it is possible to have blurry vision. Not really certain what you mean by distortion but it can be difficult to see normally, especially in the night with extreme sleep deprivation ...Read more

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Having issues with jaw, possibly misaligned causing vision distortion to see everything fast, numbness, jaw, neck and head pain ?

Having issues with jaw,  possibly misaligned causing vision distortion to see everything fast,  numbness, jaw,  neck and head pain ?

TMJ pain: Temporal mandibular joint syndrome Is quite common but it does not usually cause distorted vision. Your dentist or an oral surgeon can evaluate and advise you about your jaw symptoms. You may be referred to an ophthalmologist if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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I have moderate macular pucker with some striae. Why is it not causing vision loss or distortion? I hope it stays that way.

I have moderate macular pucker with some striae. Why is it not causing vision loss or distortion?  I hope it stays that way.

No retinal distortio: Macular pucker is caused by scar tissue on the surface of the retina. It generally will not cause a signifanct change in the vision unless it contracts and causes distortion or leakage in the macula. I too hope yours stays the way it is too. If not, the scar tissue can be successfully removed surgically. ...Read more

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vision distortion?

What is the definition or description of: Vision distortion?

Wavy vision: Visual distortion occurs when straight lines focused on the retina become irregular and wavy.. ...Read more

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Weird vision distortion when tired. Why?

Weird vision distortion when tired. Why?

Vision distortion: When we get tired, our eyes can get dry and irritated. Using artificial tears can prevent the dryness and related blurred vision and visual distortions. If the distortions worsens or do not resolve, you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get peripheral vision distortion?

Peripheral vision: While this can be normal if it happens for a few minutes at the end of extreme exercise, most of the time it is abnormal. Serious conditions like glaucoma and retinal detachment can cause this. See a specialist eye MD and get checked out. ...Read more

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Why do I get peripheral vision distortion sometimes?

Why do I get peripheral vision distortion sometimes?

Depends: It could be a type of a migraine headache even if you do not experience the pain. I would however have it checked out by your doctor. Does aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, excedrine or Ibuprofen help? ...Read more

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Weird vision distortion when tired, is it from the eyes or the brain?

Weird vision distortion when tired, is it from the eyes or the brain?

Eyes: Distorted vision when tired sounds like dry eye/poor blink when staring at a screen. Try blinking more or using artificial tears. Vision distortion can also come from retinal disease like macular degeneration/ diabetes or migrain (brain), but should have no relation to fatigue. Go to ophthal if not better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

Vision disturbance: 73 F from CA experienced peripheral vision issue like looking through moving water. Brief. Asks Gone now? ANS-this may be a sign of blood flow issues in your eye and or warning sign of coming stroke. See your Dr. ASAP for evaluation. Need careful eye exam. ...Read more

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If epiretinal membrane is moderate stage wi/striae but no blurry vision/distortion, is it likely to advance to severe stage or could it remain stable ?

If epiretinal membrane is moderate stage wi/striae but no blurry vision/distortion, is it likely to advance to severe stage or could it remain stable ?

Hard to predict: Some epiretinal membranes advance and disturb the vision; others appear to a certain level and then do not progress. Hopefully yours are like the latter. There is surgical treatment if the vision becomes a problem. ...Read more

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Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to break up annoying large floaters leaving annoying small floaters instead. As floaters are usually not harmful, and time usually results in dissipation and less annoyance, they are mostly left alone. Vitreous surgery can cause distortion and discomfort. ...Read more

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Have a moderate epiretinal membrane with striae. I have no apparent vision loss or distortion. Is this unusual for moderate stage. ?

Have a moderate epiretinal membrane with striae. I have no apparent vision loss or distortion. Is this unusual for moderate stage. ?

Yes: That's wonderful. Maybe your ophthalmologist will decide to follow it instead of surgery since you have no visual loss. http://www.williamsoneyeinstitute.com/retina-center/epiretinal-membranes-macular-pucker ...Read more

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What can cause vision loss?

What can cause vision loss?

Huge list: Vision can diminish by changes in eyeglass power, vascular disorders, tumors, diseases such as diabetes, genetic disorders, changes of the cornea and infectious disease. If you vision is diminishing, especially if accompanied by pain, you should see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Yes: I presume you're asking if your vision can be lost by external sources. Yes, accidental trauma to the eyes is a major reason for loss or reduced vision. The National Health statistics' survey estimates 2.4 million injures/year & over 1 million have significant visual morbidity, with 75% being monocularly blind. Be smart & wear eye protection during any activity with risk for eye injury. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Vision Distortion (Definition)

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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