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My Vision Is Getting Dimmer
I get light headed when i stand up sometimes. A few times my vision dimmed and i heard a buzzing sound. Is this low blood pressure?
Low BP: Is simply determined by taking the bp. The problem could be orthostatic problem from poor hydration or even autonomic dysfunction. Your symptoms do indeed correlate with a drop in BP as many of our patients have done so and it correlates. But the real diagnosis has to be searched. Go to your doctor and be examined well. Only then can you be treated well also. Good luck. ...Read more
When stand for a long time, my legs feel pressure and I get neck pain/light headed and vision dims (like when standing up) - heart normal. Causes?
Ancient desire: Perfect vision has been a goal for hundreds of years. Many schemes have been developed which have the effect of transfering cash from the schemer to those with poor vision. None have been proven to work. You need lenses or surgery to correct vision to perfect if it is now not perfect. ...Read more
Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more
Unlikely: Tunnel vision is most common after inherited retinal degenerations. It can occur in advanced ocular disease like glaucoma. In these cases it is gradual and fainting is not associated. If tunneling is acute due to vascular insult like embolic passage, then fainting is possible if the tunnel vision is accompanied by emboli in the brain or if it is due to loss of blood pressure causing fainting. ...Read more
See eye MD: At your age group, probably the most common cause of fluctuating vision and headaches is dry eyes. However, there are other serious conditions that need to be considered. The most common is a type of eye pressure problem called narrow angle glaucoma. You should see an eye md for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on risks: You should have a thorough vision exam by a trained eye practitioner (optometrist or ophthalmologist) every 2-3 years before the age of 40, then every year or two after the age of 40. If you have diabetes, it should be an annual exam independent of age. A number of diseases can present/be found on a dilated eye exam. It's amazing how much information we can gain by looking in your eyes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact lenses: Can cause blurred vision due to one of several possible reasons. Your eye prescription may have changed, the contacts may be irritating your corneas, or your eyes may be drying out with the lenses in place. If you haven't seen your eye doctor for awhile, then you should follow up with him/her. ...Read more
Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would explain the vision loss of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
LASIK or Visian ICL: Consider scheduling an appointment with a refractive surgeon in your area. There may be a treatment available. You can also google things like "lasik", "visian icl" (implantable contact lens for highly myopic patients) or "cataract surgery". Depending on your age and type of refractive error you have (i.e. Nearsighted or farsighted with or without astigmatism), there may be an option. ...Read more
Should not!: Glasses are used to correct a "focus" problem. Your set of corneas and lenses are not in perfect focus, and so the glasses do the fine tune focusing for you. You started a bit early, but that does not mean anything else beyond that! you will need reading glasses coming up soon! ...Read more