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My eyes give me headaches because my vision is not clear. Do I have cataracts?

My eyes give me headaches because my vision is not clear. Do I have cataracts?

Could be...: Many patients complain of headaches and blurred vision. Blurred vision may cause headaches, but other causes of headaches must be ruled out. See an eye doctor, and get checked for glasses. Then see your regular doctor to check out the headaches, especially if they are increasing in severity, or if you wake up with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Usually not: Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but they are generally painless and rarely cause headaches. Severe cataract can occasionally lead to elevated pressure in the eye and pain, as well as significantly diminished vision. Headaches may arise from straining to see through the cataracts, but it is not common. ...Read more

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I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

Bad vision: I suspect you are having a headache due to your poor vision and now being without your contacts. You should report these symptoms to your eye doctor to make sure they agree and are not concerned. Good luck with your procedure. ...Read more

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Headache following cataract surgery. Recurring pinpoint pain in brow over left eye. Never experienced before.

Headache following cataract surgery. Recurring pinpoint pain in brow over left eye. Never experienced before.

Call your eye MD: The surgeon wants to know when there is unexpected eye pain following surgery. The eye pressure could be elevated and this would need to be addressed. This could be associated with nausea and/or vomiting. Other causes of discomfort could include be a corneal abrasion or infection. ...Read more

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Iv had red eye pain behind,eye & headache a few days, yrs ago I had cataract surgery, cyst at back of eye & I have elshnig pearls shud I be worried?

Iv had red eye pain behind,eye & headache a few days, yrs ago I had cataract surgery, cyst at back of eye & I have elshnig pearls shud I be worried?

Eye pain: Several possibilities that may be causing the problem. Recommend you see your eye doctor to evaluate your current problem. ...Read more

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Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Ocular migraines: Your episodes are pretty brief, but ocular or eye migraines can occur in both eyes at once. Tia (mini stroke) can also do this, so see your medical doctor! ...Read more

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Post cataract surgery developed floaters. Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line. Do floaters go away in time?

Post cataract surgery developed floaters.  Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line.  Do floaters go away in time?

Floaters dimish: with time but they may not completely go away. With better vision after cataract surgery you might have noticed the floater thats always been there. Your brain will try to adjust. Be well. ...Read more

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I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

Does not damage eye: Using plus lens therapy will not cause physical damage to the eye such as cataract. It could cause alignment problems at near, because normally the focusing of the eye at near is tied in with the in-turning of the eyes needed for viewing a close object. Plus lenses eliminate the need to focus, so the eyes might not turn-in adequately, and thus may cause eye strain symptoms or double vision. ...Read more

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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more