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Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

Does sinus pressure cause blurred vision in one eye?

No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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 sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

Can sinus pressure cause blurry vision in one eye?

See an eye doctor.: It depends on the cause of what you are calling "sinus pressure." blurry vision in one eye is not normal. You must see an eye doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Can sinus pressure cause blurred vision?

Sinus pressure: Possible, most likely due to medications for sinus pressure where one side effect is blurred vision. ...Read more

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Huge sinus pressure for two months. ..Nose, under eyes. Tension on my neck, being dizzy, out of balance, luck of concentration, blurry vision?

Huge sinus pressure for two months. ..Nose, under eyes. Tension on my neck, being dizzy, out of balance, luck of concentration, blurry vision?

Sounds serious: You are presenting with symptoms that are more neurological than sinus like. If you are having lack of concentration and blurring of vision, then even if it were secondary to sinusitis, you need to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have pain at my temples when moving my eyes around. No sinus pain. No blurry vision.?

I have pain at my temples when moving my eyes around. No sinus pain. No blurry vision.?

Migraine vs other: If blurred vision or does not go away or gets worse, see eye dr for vision check [eye strain] or neurologist to be sure nothing more serious, may need labs and mdi of the brain if don't resolve. Take excedrin migraine[generic ok], get rest, be sure no cause like smoking, alcohol /drug abuse, lack of sleep, sleep apnea[snoring and wake gagging] ect. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

Probably not: Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms. "strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Sinus pressure: Sinus issues can cause the eyes to be red and inflamed but will not cause blood vessels on the eye surface to break. ...Read more

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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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I have been sick for a week with sinus pressure, severe sore throat with one tonsil white. Glands in neck very swollen. Eyes swelling with green mucus?

I have been sick for a week with sinus pressure, severe sore throat with one tonsil white. Glands in neck very swollen. Eyes swelling with green mucus?

Poor you!!: Hi CHussain
Wow, sounds very unpleasant. Sounds like a bacterial infection, possibly Strep, which requires a 10 day antibiotic treatment. See a practitioner who can test for this, and they may want to start you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Lot of stressful running around. Pressure headache and blurred vision (sinus pressure) and when I looked up I got a sudden dizziness for 2sec?

Vertigo: If you have sinus symptoms with congestion and drainage you can also experience vertigo associated with head or eye movements. Should resolve when the sinus congestion resolves. ...Read more

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I keep getting heaches sometimes with nausea &dizziness & then sometimes with blurred vision. What could it be? Have had some sinus pressure, is it that

I keep getting heaches sometimes with nausea &dizziness & then sometimes with blurred vision. What could it be? Have had some sinus pressure, is it that

Please go to ER asap: You have headache with nausea and dizziness plus blurred vision sometimes. This is not good b/c many possible scenarios, brain tumor, mass, encephalopathy, possible expanding sinusitis, intracranial bleed etc... Please go to Emergency Room asap to be examined and have blood tests and imaging (CAT, MRI) to make sure you do not have the above conditions. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

I have sinus pressure on left side of face, ear aches/head sometimes and have dried bloody boogers in left nostril at times. What is the cause of this?

MY ACHING HEAD: Sinuses are air-filled structures in our heads that warm & filter the air we breathe while decreasing the weight of our skull. When inflamed and filled with mucus, it is like having heavy, water balloons pressing on your face from the inside (ouch). Consider antihistamines (Cetrilizine) and/or decongestants (Pseudoephedrine). If not improving, consult me and we'll figure it out together. ...Read more

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I have sinus pressure behind my eyes what could I do at home to get ride of it?

I have sinus pressure behind my eyes what could I do at home to get ride of it?

Sinus congestion: Sinus congestion is usually felt in the forehead or cheeks. Do you have associated nasal congestion or nasal mucus? If so, irrigate your nasal canals with warm salt water to promote drainage. Perhaps you would be better off being evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see if there truly is a sinus problem rather than symptoms due to eye strain or muscle contraction tension type discomfort. ...Read more

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I have had sinus pressure on my nose and some pressure under my eyes for a week. What could this be? No congestion either, which seems odd.

I have had sinus pressure on my nose and some pressure under my eyes for a week. What could this be? No congestion either, which seems odd.

Dryness: Possibly you're having dryness of the nasal passages from winter heating and lack of humidity in your house or work environment. Irrigations of your nasal passages with warm salt water and/or a humidifier in your bedroom may help. ...Read more

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I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

I have had a few dizzy spells followed by eye/head/sinus pressure. Is this something that is serious?

Get it checked out: Check with your doctor that it's not an inner ear infection or something else completely. Be safe! ...Read more

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I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion. Nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

I have really bad sinus pressure between my eyes and on my nose. But I don't have congestion. Nose is really dry and when I blew it had dry bloodymucus?

MD: You may have sinusitis. Most sinusitis is viral and won't respond to antibiotics. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds. Humidify air. Nasal lavage. See MD if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain/pressure that radiates from behind my upper eyes? Is this sinus pressure?

How can I treat pain/pressure that radiates from behind my upper eyes? Is this sinus pressure?

Possibly: If it is a sinus problem then you will have associated symptoms like cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal drainage. If you have none of those associated symptoms you may have a migraine condition which is frequently mistaken for sinusitis. See your doctor to sort it all out! ...Read more

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Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Sinus pressure and drainage for 3+weeks. This a.m. have severe pain in my left cheek, pain when blinking my eye and pain to eat. What's going on?

Probable sinusitis: You didn't mention if you were treated for this. It sounds like you have a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinuses are large "cavities' in the facial bones and infection and inflammation put pressure on face, in all directions, so your eye and teeth symptoms are consistent with sinusitis. You should probably be on decongestants and antibiotics for at least 14 days. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my nose and eyes like sinus pressure only when my head hurts. I've been checked for sinusitis and it was negative. What could it be?

I have pressure in my nose and eyes like sinus pressure only when my head hurts. I've been checked for sinusitis and it was negative. What could it be?

Atypical headache: Nose and Eye pressure with headache could be more I function of a unusual headache such as migraine or a cluster headache versus a sinusitis. Sinusitis use involves congestion low-grade fever and general malaise ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus pressure, especially under the eyes?

How can I relieve sinus pressure, especially under the eyes?

Get steamed: Sinus pressure under the eyes are common and can be relieved with steam from tea kettle, sauna and use of antihistamine sprays and or tablets to shrink nasal passages and steam to relieve congestion all important to get the pressure sensation to go away. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Rarely: Although the eyes can feel "full" or heavy if you have sinus pressure, sinusitis rarely causes eye issues. If there is a true sinus infection that is left untreated, it can spread to the eye socket and lead to serious problems, but as long as it is being treated there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...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


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more