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How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

Norepinephrine: anxiety=increased norepinephrine (adrenaline) the chemical messenger which speeds up the whole human system-BUT check in with an eye MD (ophthalmologist) for other causes ...Read more

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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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Can halos around lights, occasional blurred vision, and eye strain be from dry eyes? Also, can dry eyes be from anxiety?

Can halos around lights, occasional blurred vision, and eye strain be from dry eyes? Also, can dry eyes be from anxiety?

I'm not an: opthalmologist, but the obvious first suggestion is to make an appointment with one. In an older person you want to eliminate cataracts as a potential diagnose. In a younger person, while cataracts do occur, there are lots of other potential causes that need a look-see. Opthalmologists also know about what causes dry eyes. ...Read more

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Right eye is in pain, headache, blurry vision hard to concentrate on things close up and the pupil is a little bigger than the other one eye strain?

Right eye is in pain, headache, blurry vision hard to concentrate on things close up and the pupil is a little bigger than the other one eye strain?

Inflammation or drug: you could have iritis which requires a visit to your ophthalmologist. It could also be caused from drugs. Some prescribed medications can do this. Some recreational meds can do this as well. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause blurry vision sometimes, eye strain, and halos around lights at night? My eye doc said everything was fine.

Anxiety attacks: during anxiety attacks, most of patients have rapid breathing,leading to low Carbon dioxide (CO2) level in the blood ,causing blurred vision,numbness around lips and overall tingling feeling. usually patients are directed to breath in a bag,that helps alleviate such symptoms. ...Read more

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Blurry vision in left eye.Eye doctor says it's eye strain but it's really bad when I first wake up.Comes and goes all day randomly.What could it be?

Blurry vision in left eye.Eye doctor says it's eye strain but it's really bad when I first wake up.Comes and goes all day randomly.What could it be?

Blurry vision DES: Blurry vision can be due to: dry eyes (most common) {from a variety of causes, mgd, blepharitis}, need for new glasses (refractive error;induced myopia); diabetes, headaches/ migraines; conjunctivalchalasis; rare issues (increased intracranial pressure/ papilledema, etc. Be sure you went to eyeMD, had full dilated exam, HVF, OCT, pupil check. If all normal, glucose check. ...Read more

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Why would you have blurred vision in only one eye?

Why would you have blurred vision in only one eye?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision in one eye can be due to a myriad of causes and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. It would be considered an emergency if there is sudden loss of vison, pain, nausea or an injury. If unable to find an ophthalmology office open seek an emergency room for immediate care. Try not to rub the eye especially if there has been an injury and put a shield on it. ...Read more

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Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Media opacity: The blood interferes with your vision but many other structure can be affected. You need to see or ask an ophthalmologist who has examined you for the exact cause. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause eye pressure and blurred vision?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause eye pressure and blurred vision?

Yes: Topamax (topiramate) can cause swelling of the ciliary body of the eye. This can cause increased pressure and sudden near-sightedness. This uncommon side-effect occurs shortly after starting the medication in affected people. ...Read more

Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Hazy Vision (Definition)

Hazy vision is a clinical finding in which a person's vision is blurred or opaque. This is ...Read more