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Occasional Cloudy Vision
26 years old. High school athlete. Not active for past 5 years. Light headed, weak legs, cloudy vision, hard to breathe during exercise. What's wrong?
Many causes: There many causes of cloudy vision. A simple need for a glasses presciption is probably the most common cause. Dry eye, ocular allergy, and eyelid related problems are other minor problems that can cause this. More serious conditions like cataract (rare at your age), glaucoma, retinal conditions, and optic nerve conditions are unlikely. Only an eye examination can determine the cause. ...Read more
Diabetes: Uncontrolled diabetes can blur vision due to its effects on the lens of the eye. When blood sugar runs high it acts as a solute and draws water into the lens creating a hydrops or blurred vision. If fairly recent in nature this effect can be reversed several times. However, if the diabetes is kept uncontrolled the hydrops and other protein degeneration in the lens leads to permanent cataract. ...Read more
Quite likely: Common descriptions of "blurred" vision include "cloudy", "fuzzy", "hazy" and several other terms. All are common symptoms in an ophthalmologist's office, and should be investigated with a thorough eye examination. There are many possible causes, probably cataract, macular degeneration, and change in glasses prescription are the most common. ...Read more
First- night myopia, everyone experiences a myopic change a night time, some notice more than others.
Second - the eyes after a long day are tired and could be dry or irritated. For this try blinking more often or some lubricating eye drops like systane ultra or drops called blink. ...Read more
Less light.: At night your pupil dilates in an attempt to permit more light to enter your eye and impact your retina. The center of our vision is the macula where our more precise "cone" photoreceptors reside and permits us to see well in light. Our peripheral retina has less precise "rod" receptors that are more exposed at night when our pupil dilates. This is why your vision is "fuzzier" at night. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Experienced cloudy vision after the spa. Most apparent, if I spend too much time in the steam room. Vision returns to normal after 2-3hrs. Why?
Not likely: Contacts given good vision when the eye has good basic vision to begin with. If the vision is cloudy and cannot be corrected with eyeglasses determined with a basic refraction, then evaluation is in order to determine the cause of the smokey/cloudy vision. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Edema: Most likely you have some mild swelling or edema of the cornea due to lack of oxygen from contact use. The cornea gets its oxygen from the air around it. Contacts can block this especially if they are worn to long or if you sleep in them. Stay out of your contacts for a while, see your eye doctor to possibly change contact lens brands, never sleep in your contacts, and finally, consider lasik. ...Read more
Need a diagnosis: Cloudy vision and halos can generally be caused by anything that interferes with light entering the eye, including hazy glasses or contact lenses. However, cataract is a common cause of this, and a less common cause is a scar of the cornea. Corneal swelling (edema) typically causes a rainbow type of halo, and this can be more serious, as it can occur with greatly elevated eye pressure. ...Read more
Cloudy vision after blinking. Happens at random times, after I blink my vision is clear again. 20 years old healthy female?
Probably nothing: This sounds normal to me.Get a more detailed answer ›
Celebrate!: Your question, respectfully, is not fully clear to me as to its purpose. In general, if you get rid of cloudy vision one should be quite happy that they have done so. The more pressing concern would be; why did you have the cloudy vision to begin with. What was the underlying cause? Is your vision no longer cloudy because you were treated for an eye condition? Hopefully it is not recurrent. ...Read more
Remove Contacts: This is likely caused by corneal swelling from contact overwear, especially if the contacts are not meant for extended wear. Remove the contacts so that your cornea can receive more oxygen. Don't put the contacts back in until your vision is back to normal. If significant pain or redness is present then see your doctor. ...Read more
What can be causing me to have cloudy vision, as well as seeing halos and rainbows around lights?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more