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How can you get temporary blurred vision? What can cause it?

How can you get temporary blurred vision?  What can cause it?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The most common cause of temporary or fluctuating blurred vision is dry eye syndrome. Our tear production decreases by 60% from age 16 to age 60. Other causes of dry eye include various medicines, smoking, certain auto-immune diseases, environmental causes such as forced air heating and air conditioning. You should certainly see an eye md to rule out any serious causes. ...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


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What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Temp blindness: If you are having temporary blindness, you need to get checked out by an eye specialist ASAP. Temporary blindness, also known as amaurosis fugax, can be a sign of impending stroke or other fatal or debilitating conditions. You may need a doppler ultrasound study of the carotid arteries. ...Read more

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How does a migraine cause you to have blurry vision?

How does a migraine cause you to have blurry vision?

Classical migraine: In many cases of complex migraine, visual loss or blurring of vision due to sparkling lights can precede the headache pain due to effects on the occipital lobe. Cluster headaches can result in changes in the pupil and even drooping of the eyelid. Tearing of the eye can obscure vision also. All of this is secondary to neurochemical changes triggered by glutamate excitatory sensitivity. ...Read more

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What can cause my vision to blur?

What can cause my vision to blur?

More specific: How long does it stay blurry? Any medications? Very common reasons are dry eyes and nearsighted/farsighted/astigmatism errors. A good eye exam by an ophthalmologist can provide a more specific solution. ...Read more

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What can lead to blurred vision?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is most likely due to: need for glasses/astigmatism; dry eye/unstable tear film (eyedoc2020@blogspot.com has more info on how to help if this is issue: "Lid Hygiene"; cataract/lens changes; diabetes/change in blood sugar. See eyeMD to see which is cause. ...Read more

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Can you get dermatitis in your eye and if so can it cause blurred vison ?

No: Dermatitis is inflammation of the dermis, skin. There is no skin in your eye. However, you can have inflammation of other parts of your eye which can cause blurry vision. (cornea-keratitis, iris-iritis, retina-retinitis, sclera-scleritis, conjunctiva-conjunctivits) inflammation of the oil glands in your eyelids is called blepharitis and inflammation of the eyelid skin is called cellulitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Can you tell me how hyperglycemia cause blurred vision?

Swelling: Hi. Yes, hyperglycemia causes swelling in the eyes and alters the distance of the light path from the lens to the retina, which causes blurring. Note that this is NOT diabetic retinopathy, and this blurring will improve over time as the glucose is normalized with treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have computer vision syndrome can it cause real problems?

Can you tell me if I have computer vision syndrome can it cause real problems?

Take breaks: Computer vision syndrome is a term to describe common eye complaints in some ppl who use the computer for excessive periods of time. Symptoms include eye stain, dryness, headache, tearing, blurry vision and neck pain. This will not cause permanent eye problems, however if you experience these symptoms you should take breaks, use artificial tear drops and check your glasses rx with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What do painkillers cause your pupils to get smaller and how can it be prevented?

What do painkillers cause your pupils to get smaller and how can it be prevented?

Don't use them: If you don't want small pupils from opiates, then don't use them. Opiates effect the portion of the nerve system that helps control pupil size and as a result makes them small. ...Read more

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How bad can vision be in order to get lasik?

How bad can vision be in order to get lasik?

Depends: The person could be near sighted or far sighted that needs glasses or contact lens to focus better. It depends on the patient needs and on the lasik surgeon evaluation. If the person is a good candidate and the person would like to be free of glasses or contact then lasik will be fine. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause lightheadedness? If so, how can it be helped?

Can tmj cause lightheadedness? If so, how can it be helped?

Definitely, yes: Jaw pain , jaw clicking, lightheadedness and dizziness are common TMJ symptoms because it affects your ears. You should see an orthodontist or TMJ specialist to rule out TMJ- Dysfunction. ...Read more

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How can you tell if its double vision or blurry vision?

Double is double.: Double vision is more similar to the effect you get by crossing your eyes - you literally see two images of one thing. Blurry vision is a distortion of what you are seeing, maybe hazy or cloudy or something similar, but you see only a single image of anything. ...Read more

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Can the eye have a stroke? If so, what can happen to the vision?

Can the eye have a stroke?  If so, what can happen to the vision?

Yes: Such an event is the result of a retinal artery occlusion and the result is loss of vision in the effected eye. As in a brain stroke, time is of the essence as far as initiation of treatment is concerned. Even with early treatment, only 20-30% of cases will retain useful vision in the eye. ...Read more

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Can MS cause floaters in the eye? if it can, how can it?

Can MS cause floaters in the eye? if it can, how can it?

No, it does not: Floaters within the eye are not caused by MS, but visual loss and scotomata can be due to this disorder. If you have visual difficulties, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long does photophobia last when you get a headache; what can I do to alleviate the problem?

How long does photophobia last when you get a headache; what can I do to alleviate the problem?

As long as the HA: Photophobia occurs in about 80% of migraines and resolves when the headache goes away. Prompt treatment of the migraine will relieve the light sensitivity. If over the counter medication does not work, your doctor may prescribe a migraine medication called a triptan such as imitrex, maxalt, relpax, (eletriptan) etc. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blurry vision?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for temporary blurry vision. An exam by an ophthalmologist can determine what caused yours. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

What to do if I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

Depends: If you have classic adult pink eye, which is viral, then you most likely have one of the viruses lasting 3-10 days with complete resolution. If you have one of the less common viruses which also cause immune deposits on the cornea (ekc) it might last longer and require short to long term topical steroids. The other type does not respond to antibiotics. Your ophthalmologist can diagnosis / treat. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i've causes serious damage to my eye?

How can I tell if i've causes serious damage to my eye?

Eye warning signs: Some warning signs to look out for include: any decreased vision, redness, pain, sensitivity to light, double vision, tearing, and discharge. However, since you're concerned that you've done serious damage to your eye somehow, even if you're experiencing *none* of these symptoms, you should see an ophthalmologist, since some eye problems have no symptoms in the early stages. ...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)

Impairment of sight in which things appear ...Read more