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Headache Caused By Eye Problems
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
Yes, did this happen: To you? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: visual changes, headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If this happened to you please seek medical care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Field loss: The principal change is a diminution of the temporal field in one or both eyes due to tumor compression on the crossing point (chiasm) of the optic nerves. The pattern depends upon whether the compression is on the forward, the middle or posterior portion. Endocrine aspects of some pituitary tumors can also affect the eye. ...Read more
Unlikely. Nystagmus : Is an involuntary movement of the eye. It can be seen in both normal and pathologic or disease states. It is unlikely that significant torsional or tractional forces exist in such movements such that floaters could be significantly worsened. Theoretically, it is possible to develop a separation of the vitreous while having nystagmus. Age is the real culprit with floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinusitis symptoms: Usually when you have sinus infection you actually feel sick and have significant nasal congestion with colored discharge that may be tinged with blood. It is not unusual for the pain to radiate into the ears or behind the eyes. Many people feel discomfort at the back of the neck and over that cheek or forehead region. If you have visual disturbances or double vision you should be seeing a dr soon. ...Read more
Is it true that tension headaches are caused by muscles, and migraines caused by blood vessels? What are headaches caused by CSF pressure called?
No and no: (1) both ideas are old-fashioned with just a bit of truth. Today, the neuroscience articles attribute both to abnormal patterns of function in the brain that may affect vessels (as in migraine, which ma produce stroke) and muscles (as in common headache); if the vascular and muscle problems were the cause, these headaches would be much easier to treat. (2) increased intracranial pressure headache. ...Read more
Usually not.: There are muscles inside the eyes that contract when near work (like reading) is being performed. Prolonged periods of such contraction can lead to eye strain and headaches; glasses can support those muscles so they don't have to work as hard. Shortsightedness, or myopia, is inablility to focus at distance. Generally things up close are in focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry eyes, which could then cause red eyes. You should see an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can decompression surgery for chiari malformation 1 relieve vision problems/issues (like blurry/double vision or seeing flashes) caused by chiari?
Depends: The goal of Chiara surgery is to restore the normal pattern of CSF flow & thereby prevent further deterioration of the visual (& balance) symptoms of the ACM malformation. Whether this helps existing symptoms depends on how long those symptoms have been present, the type of surgery contemplated, it's success rate, age, & underlying factors. It's a question to ask the neurologist who knows you best ...Read more
Mostly few: High blood pressure of the ordinary elevation will not change anything that you might notice in your eyes. If the blood pressure is staggeringly high - a diastolic over 160 for instance, the vision might fade. Most of the changes related to elevated BP can be seen in the eye by your ophthalmologist. A complication of too high pressure is strokes and these can cause many eye problems. ...Read more
Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a psychiatric problem that could cause headaches and make me see things out of the corner of my eye?
These are separate: Headaches are a neurological problem by definition and can be caused by or worsened by stress; stress is not a psychiatric problem but a part of life. Consider seeing a primary care provider or possibly a neurologist for recurrent headaches. If you are concerned about what you see out of the corner of your eyes, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can trapeze muscle problem cause eye pain and headache. Also can it cause the eye that is painting to tear up?
Definitely, yes: The most frequently identified myofacial trigger points in the body. Pain is referred up to the mastoid process, angle of the mandible, temple and back of the orbit (eye). Major source of “tension HA” or tension type headache. Tearing up is a sign of autonomic cephalgia. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Are there respiratory problems which cause headache/eye pain symptoms? 6yo trachee has hi respir rate later in day; paired wit lt eye "pain" complaint
When i was younger i was diagnosed with a lazy eye here lately now 21 ive had vision problems as well as headaches would my lazy eye cause this?
Recently (3 months), almost daily, I wake up with headaches, have developed slight blur and pressure in my eye and itchy inner ear, all of above occuring on my left side. What could be cause or potential problem?
I have a sinuses infection but can it be the cause of dizziness,when I run my vision is shaky. I have headache and problem with my left eye.What is it?
Sinusitis: Your symptoms can be attributable to sinusitis but without seeing and examining you and assessing other possibilities it is impossible to say what is going on. Would very strongly recommend that you be seen by a doctor and fully and thoroughly evaluated. Would not wait. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Can health anxiety/depression (severe) cause vision/hearing problems, headaches, muscle weakness at the same time? eyes/ears are constant for weeks.
Yes: Depression and anxiety are both linked to somatic symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, weakness, headaches, etc. There are multiple ways to target these symptoms. Talking with your doctor, a counselor or psychologist will give you the best start at identifying changes that need to be made to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more
Why do I get awful headaches when i bend over? Kneeling doesn't cause them, but bending my head to look down does. No neck/shoulder problems.
Can headaches & pains n your head cause brain swelling or cause problems like this.. All my test have came back normal but i'm still worried!
Listen to MD: Brain swelling is an ominous sign, but after being checked by an md should point you in the right direction. Headaches by themselves should not be a reason to be concerned about cerebral swelling. Try to be optimistic , and listen to your md's recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister had bit her head with hands with full force before 7 days. she had minor headache and now the headache is gone.but a small part of muscle above ear pains very lightly if touch .Is anything serious or it will go?any problem cause to her life
Can turbinate hypertrophy cause nausea and headaches? Problem has been slowly getting worse for weeks. Head CT 2 weeks ago, doctor said sinuses normal
Enlarged Turbinates: Hello, hypertrophic turbinates will cause a nasal airway compromise which could lead to an increased resistance of your nasal airflow. This in turn could cause a sleep disorder and thus the headache. Migranes are often associated with nausea. Other than this link, it is unlikely that the hypertrophic turbs are directly leading to headaches and nausea. ...Read more
Can i watch photos and videos with 3d cross-eyed technique or it's harmful? It causes only headeache or it may make serious problems on my eyes?
My friend has head ache most of the time and specialy when she reads or concentrates on something.She doe not have eye problem.What is the cause?
An eye exam would : Determine the problem. She is probably farsighted requiring much more focusing power that what is comfortable for her. This can lead to headaches especially when concentrating on objects. ...Read more
Headache: I think you should set up an appointment to see a Psychologist! Your doctor will be able to send you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus Infection?: There are several things which could cause your symptoms. Sinus infection or sinus pain from allergies are the most common. Other causes could be more serious: tooth infection (can refer to area around eye), osteomyelitis (infection of bones of face-potentially lethal), nerve pain, etc. A good history & physcial exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might help find the cause & maybe fix it. ...Read more
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