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Help with vision problems. Does stress cause any kinds of vision problems?

Help with vision problems. Does stress cause any kinds of vision problems?

Not directly: There is a certain disease called central serous chorioretinapathy that's loosely associated with stress. However, most of the time, it has no direct correlation with vision. Stress may cause other problems, like migrains, or dry eyes that can indirectly affect your vision. If you think your vision has changed, its best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

Yes: Yes, visual problems are linked to depression particularly if they are chronic. However depression is common and should be evaluated by a doctor on its own merits. ...Read more

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What other eye problems can occur to people with diabetes?

What other eye problems can occur to people with diabetes?

Glaucoma, pain: The most advanced diabetic retinopathy cases lead to painless vision loss, however; eventually the proliferative disease reaches the iris and angle. This new vessels lead to neovascular glaucoma, which is very painful. Patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy should be followed several times a year. ...Read more

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What causes daily floaters/flashers and other visual problems?

What causes daily floaters/flashers and other visual problems?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Does lack of blinking cause any problems?

Does lack of blinking cause any problems?

Dry eyes: Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air. ...Read more

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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What things can cause vision problems in children?

What things can cause vision problems in children?

Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more

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Are there any eye problems that can cauze dizziness instead of vision loss?

Are there any eye problems that can cauze dizziness instead of vision loss?

Unlikiely: There are many causes for dizzyness, including medications, alcohol, inner ear and brain problems. You need to start with a good physical exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any solutions or exercises for diabetic people affected with eye sight problem?

Can there be any solutions or exercises for diabetic people affected with eye sight problem?

Diabetes: The most important thing you can do is ensure your sugars are under good control by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise. All diabetics should have their eyes examined for any evidence of diabetic eye disease at least once a year. ...Read more

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Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with depth perception.?

Yes: Mono vision depending on the disparity in vision between the two eyes can be a definite cause ifa drop in depth perception. You can test this put by comparing with contacts vs glasses by taking the stereo fly test. You might be under corrected and this is causing night myopia. ...Read more

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What can cause vision problems in children?

Many: Refractive error would be the most common cause of vision problems in the pediatric age group. Uncorrected vision problems in childhood can lead to permanent inability to see in the affected eye (amblyopia). Cataracts, glaucoma and retinal problems can occur in children but are far less common than refractive error. ...Read more

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Can neck problems cause anisocoria? Any help appreciated!

Can neck problems cause anisocoria? Any help appreciated!

Depends: There is a sympathetic nerve trunk which travels from the spine up the carotid in the neck supply the eye including the size of the pupil. If this nerve is disturbed there can be pupillary changes. You would likely see also a droop of the lid and a change in the pattern of sweating on that side of the face. It is called Horner's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can the prescription for anxiety cause any problem with my memory?

Can the prescription for anxiety cause any problem with my memory?

Possibly: The short acting benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medications are the most likely to cause memory difficulties. My personal view of this is that they act by means of what is called state dependent learning. If someone has an alcoholic blackout, they will not remember what they did the night before. However, if they are given enough alcohol to bring their blood level back up to where it was the night before they would be able to tell you what had occurred. I believe that this is a similar mechanism occurring in the short acting benzodiazepines. The blood levels peak and trough too many times throughout the day and what is recalled at one point during the day maybe forgotten as the blood level changes to another point in the day only to be recalled when the blood level goes back to the original level it was at when the memory was consolidated in the first place. ...Read more

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Some people practice inversion to relieve back pain. Are there any potential ocular or visual problems that could result.

Some people practice inversion to relieve back pain. Are there any potential ocular or visual problems that could result.

depends: Inversion can elevate the pressure in the eye although rarely to a dangerous degree. If you have a pressure problem to begin with, then this could be an issue. Inversion can elevate the venous pressure in the eye, and if you have a weak vessel, you could have a hemorrhage in the front (benign) or in the retina which could be serious. These could be a risk at your age. ...Read more

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Help with vision problems. Does stress cause any kinds of vision problems?

Not directly: There is a certain disease called central serous chorioretinapathy that's loosely associated with stress. However, most of the time, it has no direct correlation with vision. Stress may cause other problems, like migrains, or dry eyes that can indirectly affect your vision. If you think your vision has changed, its best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Full-time nursing student. Left eyelid twitch for 3 weeks straight. Can stress cause twitch for this long; or more likely vision problems b/c lasting?

Full-time nursing student. Left eyelid twitch for 3 weeks straight. Can stress cause twitch for this long; or more likely vision problems b/c lasting?

Benign but annoying: Eyelid fasciculation or twitching is usually from fatigue, stress or even low serum potassium levels. There is no easy answer for stress related side effects except to become mentally disciplined to resist stress. Look at it this way, your body has a barometer or gauge to help warn when to relax. ...Read more

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Could stress be leading to my vision problems?

Could stress be leading to my vision problems?

Doubtful: Your eyes are designed to work under good and adverse conditions to have normal visual function. ...Read more

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Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more

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Is it normal for MS patients to have vision problems?

Is it normal for MS patients to have vision problems?

Vision problems in M: Multiple sclerosis affects nerves throughout the body. The main nerve that carries sight from the eye and the nerves that control eye movement are commonly involved in ms. ...Read more

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Do vision problems like blurry or double vision come and go with ms or do they stick around after they start? at what point should you get glasses?

Do vision problems like blurry or double vision come and go with ms or do they stick around after they start? at what point should you get glasses?

Optic Neuritis: Vision loss in multiple sclerosis is secondary to optic neuritis, which often resolves mostly if not totally. Color vision and contrast sensitivity may remain impaired even when visual acuity improves. No harm in wearing glasses, but see a low vision specialist to avoid the intellectually-barren "balance lens." Double vision can be due to intranuclear ophthalmoplegia or a cranial neuropathy. ...Read more

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Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Not usually helpful: Optometrists, a subset, engage in an activity termed "vision therapy" which is lengthy and expensive. They advocate it for a variety of visual fatigue and sometimes optical problems. These exercises have never been subjected to standard clinical tests and there is no proof that they do anything but provide a substantial income to the optometrist. Check first with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause vision problems in children?

Many: Refractive error would be the most common cause of vision problems in the pediatric age group. Uncorrected vision problems in childhood can lead to permanent inability to see in the affected eye (amblyopia). Cataracts, glaucoma and retinal problems can occur in children but are far less common than refractive error. ...Read more

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What things can cause vision problems in children?

Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more

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I am having vision problems from afternoon onwards. What can cause this?

I am having vision problems from afternoon onwards. What can cause this?

Eye fatigue: If you use your eyes a lot during the daytime, this could easily cause them to become blurry in the afternoon. These symptoms could also be caused by a need for glasses. You should see an eye physician if you haven't had an exam for awhile. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause vision problems?

Could anxiety cause vision problems?

Yes: Anxiety can cause a range of disturbances in vision, including blurriness, tunnel vision, eye strain, and other problems. Some of the symptoms may be due to surges in adrenaline that accompany anxiety. The vision problems are not serious in themselves, but definitely see a mental health professional and get treatment for your anxiety, which should include psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Do tvs and computers cause vision problems?

Visual problems: They can be associated with visual problems or aggravate an underling visual problem. A medical eye examination will answer the specifics and recommend appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What vision problems can be caused by a pituitary Timor?

What vision problems can be caused by a pituitary Timor?

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

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Might Excedrin migraine cause vision problems?

Might Excedrin migraine cause vision problems?

No: None of the ingredients cause vision problems. Migraines can cause vision problems. ...Read more

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Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors  that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Any tumro in this ar: Both are tumors in the pituitary gland and can affect your vision as the they grow. See an eye doctor to check your visual fields and they can tell where the problem in vision may arise from. ...Read more

Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...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