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Temporary blurry vision with blind spot in right eye?

Temporary blurry vision with blind spot in right eye?

See an eye MD: It might be nothing or something as simple as a migraine. But it also could represent a blocked blood vessel that supplies the eye (almost like a mini stroke). You need to see an ophthalmologist who will determine whether any additional testing is required. ...Read more

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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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Double vision related to myokymia?

Double vision related to myokymia?

Rare: The superior oblique can twitch and cause rotation of the eye. Need to see a doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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Does double vision indicate glaucoma?

Does double vision indicate glaucoma?

Normally no: Rarely, you could have central loss, splitting your central vision, and patients have described a sort of a double vision from one eye. But 99.9% of the time, it indicates other problems like lazy eye, or cataracts, or rarely stroke and aneurysm. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

Auras, visual issues: Indicate the need to see an eye doctor or your family doc ASAP. The sooner this is treated the less likely it is to create permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Astigmatism causes double vision?

Astigmatism causes double vision?

It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you are concerned, get examined. ...Read more

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Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision. Aura?

Migraine: Could be an ocular migraine. Is there a family history of migraine or personal hx of other migraine variants? Check your blood pressure to be sure this isn't the cause. The reduced vision is very concerning. It may just be migraine but you could have increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma), or it could be an indication of something intracranial even more concerning. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things : Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Yes: Myopia, or nearsightedness, can cause blurred vision and eyestrain. Some people interpret blurred vision as double vision. Real double vision means seeing two of everything and is not caused by myopia. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of peripheral vision in left eye followed by headache.?

Sudden loss of peripheral vision in left eye followed by  headache.?

Migraine is likely: If this was short term, it is probably an occipital migraine. If longer lasting it might be a stroke. You should seek your ophthalmologist the first time this happens to rule out something serious. ...Read more

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I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read more

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Is double vision always seeing like blurred horizontal images?

No: Can be double horizontally, vertically, or a combination of the two, or not truly separated but overlapping. ...Read more

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Blurred vision after pvd?

Blurred vision after pvd?

Not common: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is when the vitreous gel pulls away from the retina. The posterior aspect of the vitreous can be seen as a floater, often appearing like a spider web in the vision. In theory, if this floater obstructs the macula, or central retina, it could blur the vision. However, this is usually transient. If blurry vision is constant, get evaluated for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Migraine, blurred vision one eye, eye twitching, nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine,  blurred vision one eye, eye twitching,  nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Headache behind right eye, reduced vision/ migraine?

Probably: ...But if blurred vision more than 30 minutes, thats atypical and needs to be checked out asap. If you are elderly, needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Lt.eye mac.pucker.Corrected vision 20/40 µpsia.Amsler grid nl.Corrected vision 20/40.Age 69.Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia?Rt. eye20/30.

Micropsia: Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micropsia can be caused by optical factors (such as wearing glasses), by distortion of images in the eye (such as optically, via swelling of the cornea or from changes in the shape of the retina such as from retinal edema,macular degeneration, and more ...Read more

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What could causee sudden blurred vision in right eye?

What could causee sudden blurred vision in right eye?

Sudden: Any sudden loss of vision in one eye is a significant event and needs evaluation by an eye doctor. There are many causes so it's best to get checked. ...Read more

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Does ocular migraine cause blurred vision?

Does ocular migraine cause blurred vision?

During attack: Ocular (occiipital) migraine can blur the vision during the attack. The vision returns to normal after the attack is over. If blur persists after the attack, then look for another cause. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more