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What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

Dryness: Most often, difficulty focusing from time to time is due to dryness, which causes changes in the smoothness of the front of the eye. On the other hand, if you are over 40, and the difficulty is with reading, then it is presbyopia, an aging change. Check out this webpage for more info http://www.2020vision.Com/monovision.Html. ...Read more

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Difficulty Focusing (Definition)

Difficulty focusing = problems concentrating. This may occur for a number of reasons. One possible reason is ...Read more


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Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Need an exam: This Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis.There could be a number of medical conditons that could cause your symptoms. For your type of complaints it's best to see your doctor for an exam and a referral to an opthalmologist ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Any help?

I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Any help?

Get Help: If you have not already done so, please seek out a good physical evaluation to check out your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , difficulty breathing?

I am experiencing  shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , difficulty breathing?

See Internist: Your symptoms involve multiple systems and can be due to many things, from hyperthyroid Graves Disease to anxiety. Please see your family doctor or Internist for more personalized care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why have I been having trouble focusing my eyes on the computer screen?

Why have I been having trouble focusing my eyes on the computer screen?

Eye dryness: You might have developed a need for eyeglasses but the most common cause of loss of focus at the computer is eyedryness. Try using a teardrop at you convenience next to the computer. ...Read more

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I'm feeling light headed, dizzy and am having trouble focusing my eyes. Could my anemia be causing this?

I'm feeling light headed, dizzy and am having trouble focusing my eyes. Could my anemia be causing this?

Yes and maybe: This depends on your degree of anemia. Other causes need to be evaluated. I would strongly suggest you get evaluated further by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking and movement. Whats going on?

Having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking and movement. Whats going on?

Get checked: Are those new sx or something you've experienced before? These sx are indicative of many ailments. You might want to consider seeing your primary care provider for a complete work up to rule out any medical causes. Once you know what's happening one way or the other, you might want to see a health psychologist to help you cope either with these sx or medical illness (if found). ...Read more

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I am having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking, what's wrong?

I am having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking, what's wrong?

You have not given : Enough information to know what is happening. Schedule an appointment with you primary care physician to have a comprehensive physical to rule out a medical cause. There could be emotional factors as well causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm taking anxiety or anger having trouble breathing and other problems what should I do blurry vision trouble breathing fast heart beat?

I'm taking anxiety or anger having trouble breathing and other problems what should I do blurry vision trouble breathing fast heart beat?

See below: Not sure about the first part of the question. You might want to reword it. With respect to the second part of the question -- contact your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and dry eyes.

I am experiencing  double vision (quality: with both eyes open)  and dry eyes.

See Eyedoc: Hi JennieR. The new onset of double vision in a 22 year old woman needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. High on the list of possible causes are alcohol and drug side effects, thyroid eye disease, diabetic 3rd nerve palsy, myasthenia gravis, atherogenic and neurogenic 6th nerve palsy, MS.. Dry eyes can be seen in all of these conditions. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

I am experiencing  balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 17 years. Likely, it is Depression due to a major traumatic experience. Alcohol and Drug use can make these symptoms worse. Please see a Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis •Therapy for stresses of life •Neurological consultation for balance and memory problems •Medication ...Read more

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I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

Close your computer: and make an appointment for a thorough physical examination and a neurological evaluation: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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I am 33 and have been experiencing confusion, blurred vision, delayed eye movement, eye pressure and feel paranoid while driving.?

I am 33 and have been experiencing confusion, blurred vision, delayed eye movement, eye pressure and feel paranoid while driving.?

Neuro disease: Your description sounds like neurologic or psychiatric disease and you need urgent evaluation. I would recommend going to the er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Not likely: The blurred vision and difficulty focusing may be related but these two are likely not related to your floaters. Any changes in vision warrant a visit to the eye doctor though. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Trouble concentrating, memory loss, other thinking problem, passing out, light headed, spotty vision and dizziness...What could be causing this?

Trouble concentrating, memory loss, other thinking problem, passing out, light headed, spotty vision and dizziness...What could be causing this?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for such symptoms. These include include drug and/or alcohol use; neurological causes such as head injury, migraines and seizure disorders; anemia, heart arrhythmias, etc. Anxiety can cause these things too. There are many more medical causes to investigate. It's important that you see your doctor as soon as you can, so you receive the kind of help you need. ...Read more

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Difficulty reading lots of text without sore eyes. Drops?

Difficulty reading lots of text without sore eyes. Drops?

Dry eyes: Most likely you are getting dry eyes. When we read, we stare and do not blink as often. Our tears will evaporate and unless we blink and flush new tears over our eyes, they will get very dry. Try using over the counter artificial tears. Main difference is how thick or thin they are. If tears still do not help, you may need to see and eye doctor to see about other treatment options. ...Read more

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Please don't laugh since giving birth I have trouble focusing my eyes why?

Please don't laugh since giving birth I have trouble focusing my eyes why?

This may be normal: During pregnancy, hormonal changes cause collagen to loosen. This makes skin more "stretchy", helping during delivery. The eye has a lot of collagen, and as it loosens, the cornea (front window of the eye) can temporarily change shape. This causes focusing changes. The vision usually returns to normal once you stop nursing. You should be checked for blood sugar elevation, which may also do this. ...Read more

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I've had Labrynthitus now for 2 half week. Is it normal that im having trouble focusing my eyes when looking into the distance, with the boat feeling?

I've had Labrynthitus now for 2 half week. Is it normal that im having trouble focusing my eyes when looking into the distance, with the boat feeling?

Eye focus issue: Your symptoms indicate the need for you to see your doc to diagnose further what is going on. He/she MAY refer you to an eye doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why have I been having trouble focusing my eyes on the computer screen?

Eye dryness: You might have developed a need for eyeglasses but the most common cause of loss of focus at the computer is eyedryness. Try using a teardrop at you convenience next to the computer. ...Read more

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I'm feeling light headed, dizzy and am having trouble focusing my eyes. Could my anemia be causing this?

Yes and maybe: This depends on your degree of anemia. Other causes need to be evaluated. I would strongly suggest you get evaluated further by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Trouble focusing, feels like the front of my head and behind my eyes are numb. ?

Trouble focusing, feels like the front of my head and behind my eyes are numb. ?

More information: is needed to be of help. When did this begin. Is it a recurrent problem, do you have a headache, fever or other symptoms? Is there a history of trauma, toxic exposure or medication use. I suggest you get checked out (BP and exam-expanded review of the history of this condition) ...Read more

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While laying in bed i had a dizzy sensation, had trouble focusing my eyes, and then felt a rapid movement in eyes. Why?

While laying in bed i had a dizzy sensation, had trouble focusing my eyes, and then felt a rapid movement in eyes. Why?

Vertigo, DM: Unfocused vision, feeling imbalanced can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, medication side effects, vertigo, tumor. See your md to be sure there your blood counts are normal and review med side effects with you. ...Read more

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Sudden extreme Nausea and trouble focusing eyes when driving. Sensitivity to lights and headache. I have to pull over feeling of passing out.

Sudden extreme Nausea and trouble focusing eyes when driving. Sensitivity to lights and headache. I have to pull over feeling of passing out.

See a doctor: Your symptoms could be indicative of something benign such as a migraine headache however more sinister problems such as a bleed in your skull could present similarly. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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May 12 felt very weak flu like. Then a week or so latter vertigo. Was told bppv. Now left with lighted. feel faint moving.and move moment bothers eyes. Trouble focusing and concentrate. Eyes blurryer. Feel in daze not myself disconnected to world.

May 12 felt very weak flu like. Then a week or so latter vertigo. Was told bppv. Now left with lighted.  feel faint moving.and move moment bothers eyes. Trouble focusing and concentrate. Eyes blurryer. Feel in daze not myself disconnected to world.

Hard to say: First: Sorry, but your grammar and spelling are poor enough that your question is hard to understand. Second, who is the person who told you it was bppv? Please repost your question and include the answer given to you by the person who told you before that this was bppv; or, if you haven't asked that person, please state why not. ...Read more

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Can impacted wisdom teeth cause eye pressure and trouble focusing.

Unlikely: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pressure in the jaws. Unlike to cause pressure on the eye and does not usually relate to changes visual acuity. Please see an eye doctor to have your eyes looked at. Also see a dentist soon. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

Dryness: Most often, difficulty focusing from time to time is due to dryness, which causes changes in the smoothness of the front of the eye. On the other hand, if you are over 40, and the difficulty is with reading, then it is presbyopia, an aging change. Check out this webpage for more info http://www.2020vision.Com/monovision.Html. ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Any help?

Get Help: If you have not already done so, please seek out a good physical evaluation to check out your symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Anyone else experience this?

Difficulty : Concentrating is normal with depression, however, I am not sure it impacts on visual focusing i would consider consulting with an eye doctor in case something other than depression is causing this. ...Read more

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Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat ?

Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat ?

What time was it?: We need more info if this was the first time, if you've eaten anything since lunch or breakfast? What is your past medical, ocular, surgical, trauma, social, sexual histories to see if it's related. If you hadn't eaten anything or were fasting, you may have been hypoglycemic. What was your BP? Sugar level? Or it could be ocular in origin only. Need more details to help you further. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of electricity moving through my brain especially while walking. I get dizzy and my eyes have difficulty focusing. What could this be?

I have a feeling of electricity moving through my brain especially while walking. I get dizzy and my eyes have difficulty focusing. What could this be?

Head paresthesia: If you are having numbness and tingling in the scalp area that can be due to pinch nerves in the upper neck. If you are also having dizziness and visual symptoms then you may have issues in the brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am i allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

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Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am i allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

Unusual: Although it is possible, the type of reaction you described is unusual for NSAID reactions although a drug fever cannot be ruled out. See allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I have daily headaches, eye pain. And I have difficulty focusing when reading - what can I do?

I have daily headaches, eye pain. And I have difficulty focusing when reading - what can I do?

Start with eye exam: Your symptoms suggest perhaps you're having visual changes, although it may be that the headaches are primary, since pain of any kind makes life in general more difficult. Start by ruling out a physical explanation--eye exam, general physical. If those are normal, consider stress, anxiety, & depression, all of which can produce these kinds of physical symptoms and are highly treatable. ...Read more