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My eyes give me headaches because my vision is not clear. Do I have cataracts?

My eyes give me headaches because my vision is not clear. Do I have cataracts?

Could be...: Many patients complain of headaches and blurred vision. Blurred vision may cause headaches, but other causes of headaches must be ruled out. See an eye doctor, and get checked for glasses. Then see your regular doctor to check out the headaches, especially if they are increasing in severity, or if you wake up with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

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 more

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I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

Bad vision: I suspect you are having a headache due to your poor vision and now being without your contacts. You should report these symptoms to your eye doctor to make sure they agree and are not concerned. Good luck with your procedure. ...Read more

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Headache following cataract surgery. Recurring pinpoint pain in brow over left eye. Never experienced before.

Headache following cataract surgery. Recurring pinpoint pain in brow over left eye. Never experienced before.

Call your eye MD: The surgeon wants to know when there is unexpected eye pain following surgery. The eye pressure could be elevated and this would need to be addressed. This could be associated with nausea and/or vomiting. Other causes of discomfort could include be a corneal abrasion or infection. ...Read more

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Iv had red eye pain behind,eye & headache a few days, yrs ago I had cataract surgery, cyst at back of eye & I have elshnig pearls shud I be worried?

Iv had red eye pain behind,eye & headache a few days, yrs ago I had cataract surgery, cyst at back of eye & I have elshnig pearls shud I be worried?

Eye pain: Several possibilities that may be causing the problem. Recommend you see your eye doctor to evaluate your current problem. ...Read more

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Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Ocular migraines: Your episodes are pretty brief, but ocular or eye migraines can occur in both eyes at once. Tia (mini stroke) can also do this, so see your medical doctor! ...Read more

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I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

Does not damage eye: Using plus lens therapy will not cause physical damage to the eye such as cataract. It could cause alignment problems at near, because normally the focusing of the eye at near is tied in with the in-turning of the eyes needed for viewing a close object. Plus lenses eliminate the need to focus, so the eyes might not turn-in adequately, and thus may cause eye strain symptoms or double vision. ...Read more

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Post cataract surgery developed floaters. Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line. Do floaters go away in time?

Post cataract surgery developed floaters.  Eyes check good no issues. One floater is very annoying in vision line.  Do floaters go away in time?

Floaters dimish: with time but they may not completely go away. With better vision after cataract surgery you might have noticed the floater thats always been there. Your brain will try to adjust. Be well. ...Read more

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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?

Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.  ?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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My Father is experiencing vision loss (side: both eyes) (time frame: gradual onset) and cataracts.

My Father is experiencing  vision loss (side: both eyes) (time frame: gradual onset)  and cataracts.

Eye Problems: I am not sure what the question is. However, it is important that this be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see if surgery is indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How should i cure myself of peripheral vision loss.I am 78 years old and 10 yrs ago , i had both my eyes operated for cataract by the lasik laser .?

How should  i cure myself of peripheral vision loss.I am 78 years old and 10 yrs ago , i had both my eyes operated for cataract by the lasik laser .?

Peripheral: There are several reasons for peripheral vision loss-- they include glaucoma, retinal diseases, trauma, and cataract surgery. The implant placed inside the eye is smaller in diameter than the cataract. Thus, the effective viewing area is smaller, and the peripheral vision is reduced. Glaucoma is treated with eye drops, laser, or surgery. Retinal diseases are treated depending on the cause... ...Read more

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I am 26 year old. I undergone steroid induced cataract surgery & uveitis on both eyes but under control.Now blurred vision what may be problem now ?

I am 26 year old.  I undergone steroid induced cataract surgery & uveitis on both eyes but under control.Now blurred vision what may be problem now ?

Depends: It depends on how long after the surgery as well. It could be simply dry eyes or related to edema in the cornea or retina. Your ophthalmologist can best assess what might be causing the blurry vision. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision and pain upon movement of the eye , had cataract surgery in late sept and been having problems ever since, I was attacked by my step daughter ( punched 14 times in the eyes ) could this be part of the trouble now????????

I have blurred vision and pain upon movement of the eye    , had cataract surgery in late sept  and been having problems ever since,   I was attacked by my step daughter  ( punched 14 times in the eyes      )  could this be part of the trouble now????????

Trauma certainly can: If you haven't so far you need to have your eyes examined for evidence that trauma has left you with some significant issues. You may have had some internal bleeding(in the eye), be developing a pressure problem,etc.All this may end up causing permanent visual impairment if not treated. ...Read more

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If its not a cataract, what else can cause blurred vision in the eye?

Many causes: You will need a complete eye exam to determine this. Causes include a simple need for glasses, corneal problems including dry eye, cataract, retinal problems, and more. ...Read more

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If I am forming a cataract in my left eye, would this effect my near point and distance vision? Or, only distance, in most situations?

If I am forming a cataract in my left eye, would this effect my near point and distance vision? Or, only distance, in most situations?

Depends: Cataracts affect visual quality. Cataracts vary on the type and density. Your vision may be interfered by the cataract in many ways. Sometimes distance vision is affected primarily, other times it's mainly near vision. Of course, both far and near vision can be affected. So it all depends on what you're primarily doing and how you feel your vision is affected. ...Read more

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Can you give me information regarding my mom's eyes? She has Glaucoma, Cataracts and Entropion.

Can you give me information regarding my mom's eyes?  She has Glaucoma, Cataracts and Entropion.

Where would you like: to start These are 3 huge topics to cover in 5 sentences! How is your mom's eye's doing? Depends on her degree of glaucoma, if she has cataracts, or have had them removed, and what meds/procedures she's had done, and the entropion is separately treated by oculoplastics from her glaucoma and cataract management. Hope her pressures are good! Also, ask her eye doctor is best! ...Read more

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Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glare from cataract: The glare is most likely due to the cataract. As light goes through the cloudy lens it get scattered causing the glare. ...Read more

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Concerned about my mothers eye sight- cataracts & losing vision in eye during auras?

See an eye doctor: Cataracts are clouding of the natural lens of the eye. They are a reversible cause of decreased vision and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist/cataract surgeon if they are interfering with vision. Auras describe a phenomenon of scintillating lights that begin on the side and move centrally. This is associated with migraines or just ocular migraines. See your dr. To rule out other 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