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Dr. Jonathan Levin
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Distorted Vision (Overview)

Distorted vision often called metamorphopsia, is the perception of visual images having a wavy, slanted or irregularity that you know shouldn't appear that way. The causes usually are from irregularities on the inner lining of the eye called the retina, but may also arise from corneal opacities or dystrophies, cataracts, refractive errors, and dry eyes.


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What can cause distorted vision?

What can cause distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Levin
35 doctors shared insights

Distorted Vision (Overview)

Distorted vision often called metamorphopsia, is the perception of visual images having a wavy, slanted or irregularity that you know shouldn't appear that way. The causes usually are from irregularities on the inner lining of the eye called the retina, but may also arise from corneal opacities or dystrophies, cataracts, refractive errors, and dry eyes.


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What causes blurred/distorted vision?

What causes blurred/distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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What's a solution to a vein in my eye causing distorted vision and irriation?

What's a solution to a vein in my eye causing distorted vision and irriation?

Eye vein: The treatment of the lesion depends on the cause of the problem. Many things can cause your issue so i would see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get distorted vision from crossed eyes?

Can you get distorted vision from crossed eyes?

Yes: Crossed eye distort the input to the brain and usually one eye becomes 'lazy' or amblyopic. The vision then becomes worse in the lazy eye and may become distorted. ...Read more

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Is distorted vision due to drugs?

Is distorted vision due to drugs?

Among other causes Y: Many "drugs" (ie, pharmaceuticals as well as "recreational drugs") can alter vision... Some temporarily, some permanently. These "side effects" are among the issues physicians need to consider when prescribing medications to patients, but also people thinking about "using" street drugs should be aware that there may be serious side effects as a result of their behavior. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision? Tumor?

What would cause sudden distorted vision? Tumor?

Possibly: Sudden distorted vision has many causes, but what's most important is that you see a doctor now! depending on how your vision is distorted, it could be as simple as an infection or inflammation in your eye, or as serious as a tumor. Don't let fear prevent you from getting seen right away! the chance of it being a tumor is much lower than the chance it's something simple. Go! keep your vision! ...Read more

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What is with distorted vision?

What is with distorted vision?

Eye exam necessary: Can be from many possible causes - listing them would be of no help to you - a comprehensive exam by your ophthalmologist is needed, especially to determine if there is a treatable condition. ...Read more

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What can cause distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Is distorted vision due to drugs?

Among other causes Y: Many "drugs" (ie, pharmaceuticals as well as "recreational drugs") can alter vision... Some temporarily, some permanently. These "side effects" are among the issues physicians need to consider when prescribing medications to patients, but also people thinking about "using" street drugs should be aware that there may be serious side effects as a result of their behavior. ...Read more

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What causes blurred/distorted vision?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What dose distorted vision look like ?

What dose distorted vision look like ?

Depends on the cause: Most common would be wavyness, or bending of straight objects! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had sudden onset distorted vision?

Has anyone ever had sudden onset distorted vision?

Yes!: Need more information! one or both eyes? How long does it last, or is it persistent? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Distorted vision?

What is the definition or description of: Distorted vision?

Waviness in images: Distorted vision often called metamorphopsia, is the perception of visual images having a wavy, slanted or irregularity that you know shouldn't appear that way. The causes usually are from irregularities on the inner lining of the eye called the retina, but may also arise from corneal opacities or dystrophies, cataracts, refractive errors, and dry eyes. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause distorted vision?

Can sinus cause distorted vision?

Yes if severe: In this picture you'll see how close your sinuses are to your eyeballs. Increased pressure in your sinuses can put pressure on the nerves used for eye movement. Sinus medication can also make it hard to focus your eyes. If the area around your eyes gets red and swollen, or if you have double vision, the infection could have traveled to a dangerous place. For any vision change, see a doctor! ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision? Tumor?

Possibly: Sudden distorted vision has many causes, but what's most important is that you see a doctor now! depending on how your vision is distorted, it could be as simple as an infection or inflammation in your eye, or as serious as a tumor. Don't let fear prevent you from getting seen right away! the chance of it being a tumor is much lower than the chance it's something simple. Go! keep your vision! ...Read more

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What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

Many causes : One cause of your condition could be trigeminal neuralgia.Trigeminal neuralgia is an inflammation of the trigeminal nerve causing extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. I would see someone to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Why am I suffering distorted vision and hallucinations?

Why am I suffering distorted vision and hallucinations?

Likely migraine: But see an ophthalmologist to rule out more rare and/or dangerous diseases. ...Read more

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Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Distorted vision when wearing my new glasses. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: It could be the incorrect prescription. It may have been transcribed wrong or may have been made incorrectly. It could also be a large change from your last glasses which could be difficult to get used to. Also could be that you dont tolerate the lens type you have (progressive etc.) or the frames (to narrow or too wide). If it persists beyond 3 weeks or so of full time wear then get them checked. ...Read more

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Something strange happened to me at work. I got distorted vision for a couple of minutes after intense stress?

Something strange happened to me at work. I got distorted vision for a couple of minutes after intense stress?

Eye migraine: Stress can trigger eye symptoms, or you may have a variant of a migraine where you have visual disturbances without the headache. Either way, a complete eye exam is a good idea. More eye health info at http://www.2020vision.Com/medical.Html. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics are sometimes effective with decongestants but surgical intervention is indicated in more severe cases. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

Many possible causes: A sudden change or reduction in vision is an urgent problem which should be promptly evaluated by an eye md. There are a number of possible causes, from macular degeneration, other retinal conditions, blood vessel problems, optic nerve conditions, or even simple "floaters" which can cause this symptom. Have it checked promptly. ...Read more

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Is distorted vision normal at first with contact lenses?

No: Contacts lenses to correct ordinary vision problems should given you comfortable, good vision right away. If there is distortion, check with the prescribing doctor to get an adjustment. ...Read more

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Why do most adolescent girls in us have distorted vision of their body?

Media images: Youngsters draw the conclusions about their appearance from the images projected in movies, magazines, tv and other means of publicity. The fashion industry is an especial offender requiring sickly thiness in models. Girls especially aspire to this modeling despite obvious differences in their own structure and heredity. Fortunately most grow out of it but for a few it is deadly. ...Read more

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What condition could cause sinus pain accompanied with distorted vision?

Migraines: Migraine headaches can cause pain in various parts of the head as well as temporary double vision, light sensitivity, dizziness, ringing in ears, charges in or other auras. ...Read more

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I am having distorted vision and hallucinations for no reason, please help?

I am having distorted vision and hallucinations for no reason, please help?

Not from here: I'm sorry, but this problem requires a personal visit with your physician or a psychiatrist. Since it's saturday you may need to be seen in an er. There may be reasons for your hallucinations that you're not aware of, but there is some explanation even if not immediately apparent. Let the er doctors help you, please. ...Read more

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Is distorted vision initially normal with toric contact lenses?

Is distorted vision initially normal with toric contact lenses?

Toric contact lenses: Check with your optomitrist who prescribed them. Some times the fit and ride of contact requires multiple visits and changes. It is not usually a perfect scenario. Particularluy after every blink there could be a 1 second distortion while the contact lens settles back into the right position. ...Read more

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Can distorted vision(bending of straight objects) be a symptom of benzo withdrawl?

Yes: Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be very serious, depending on the specific medication, the dose and the duration (length) of therapy. If you believe you are in withdrawal, best to see the doctor! Take care ...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