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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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Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Go to ER: Hard to know, but several emergencies (some examples: stroke, subdural hematoma, intracranial hypertension) start this way. Emergent evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Why does celebrex (celecoxib) cause blurred vision and slurred speech or weakness to one side of the body? That's all I had

Why does celebrex (celecoxib) cause blurred vision and slurred speech or weakness to one side of the body? That's all I had

By: By saying "thats all I had" are you stating that you are having these symptoms. If you are experiencing chest pain, blurred vision, slurred speech and weakness of one side of your body, please call 911 right now. You need to be seen emergently. If you are just asking a question and have no symptoms, let me know and I will respond back to you in a less urgent manner. ...Read more

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My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

Icp: Many of these symptoms can be bundled into a diagnosis of increased intracranial pressure. Causes include hydrocephalus, tumors or a combination. Could also be a sign of migraine. Mri of the brain with and without contrast on order. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of consciousness and pulse. Almost no blood pressure. Blurred vision, slurred speech. Healthy except slightly high normal blood pressure.?

Sudden loss of consciousness and pulse. Almost no blood pressure. Blurred vision, slurred speech. Healthy except slightly high normal blood pressure.?

Syncopal episode: You need some work up to find the cause. Go to an urgent care or ER if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. The treatment is according to the cause. Check this link.
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/symptoms-of-heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/fainting ...Read more

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I just ate a vegetarian platter, and the spinach & feta tasted funny. All of a sudden I feel very fatigued, weak, tremor, blurry vision, slight visual disturbances, and difficult/slurred speech.

I just ate a vegetarian platter, and the spinach & feta tasted funny. All of a sudden I feel very fatigued, weak, tremor, blurry vision, slight visual disturbances, and difficult/slurred speech.

Go to the ER: In general most spinach- caused food poisoning is from a norvo virus and passes within about three days. If however it is e. Coli the symptoms are as follows.Fever
abdominal cramps
diarrhea
nausea and vomiting
paleness
dizziness
since you are having central nervous system symptoms suddenly, I would recommend that you get evaluated in an emergency room. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Headache for 20 hours, mostly on the right side blurred vision in left eye speech was also slightly slurred?

Headache for 20 hours, mostly on the right side blurred vision in left eye speech was also slightly slurred?

ER: If you have had a headache for that long, you may need to evaluated and treated acutely. Get some help. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

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I have problems with being forgetful, blurred vision with being unbalanced at the same time, and my speech.?

I have problems with being forgetful, blurred vision with being unbalanced at the same time, and my speech.?

Start with pcp: You have multiple symptoms, not clear what is wrong with your speech, which may occur for many reasons and may not necessarily be related to one cause. See your pcp for an exam and proper testing to find the underlying problem (s). He/she will refer you to a specialist if necessary. Let doc know all meds you take and any alcohol or substance use even if occaisional. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have side affects of migraines (such as tunnel vision, slurred speech and stiff neck and facial features) without the pain of migrain?

Is it normal to have side affects of migraines (such as tunnel vision, slurred speech and stiff neck and facial features) without the pain of migrain?

Migraine Equivalent: Migraine symptoms without the head pain is not rare at all. These can occur in people with previous migraines, they tend to know that they are having what equals a migraine without the pain. Migraine Equivalent also may occur in those without prior headaches. If they are new, over hours, or frequent then get evaluated. ...Read more

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Mixing up words during speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.

Mixing up words during speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.

Get seen ASAP!: If this is something that has been happening suddenly or for just a short period of time (which seems it is the case) you should be seen at the ED as soon as you can get there. ...Read more

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In the last 3 days I've had 2 'attacks' which involve dizziness, severe nausea, extreme weakness, slurred speech, vision&hearing effected. What could it be?

Get seen today!: These are worrying symptoms, you need to get checked to be sure nothing serious is going on. Get seen today, if you cannot see your doc today, go to an ER. An in person exam is essential, unless you talk to your doc and a better assessment is made by phone. Do either today. Why wait to get worse! ...Read more

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Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Yes: Sometimes patients may have more than one problem. If those symptoms did not resolve completely with rehydration, then medical care should be sought immediately. Even if they did resolve, follow up with a primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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I have 8mm pineal cyst. Getting headaches, blurred vision, speech problems doctors say it's not the cyst. I also loose sensation in legs & hands.

I have 8mm pineal cyst. Getting headaches, blurred vision, speech problems doctors say it's not the cyst. I also loose sensation in legs & hands.

Pineal cyst: I agree 8mm cyst is not causing the problem. Please get checked out by your family doc or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke!
but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...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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What can be done for blurred vision?

What can be done for blurred vision?

It depends: It could be a simple as needing glasses or more serious. Please get an eye exam and have a great day! ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my blurred vision?

Can you tell me why I have my blurred vision?

Various: Is the blur recent or gradually oncoming over a long time? Is it one eye or both? Are there any other symptoms: pain, nausea, light flashes, floaters? As you can notice there are many possiblities depending upon the answer to these questions, check with your ophthalmologist to get the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if contacts are causing blurred vision?

What to do if contacts are causing blurred vision?

See an eye doctor!: If contacts are causing bluriness, it could be very serious! A dirty or damaged contact lens can cause corneal ulcers. A poorly fitting contact may also do the same. Get it evaluated soon and stop wearing your contact until seen. ...Read more

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Could sudden blurred vision be only symptom of tia?

Possible: TIA can present as suddenly decreased vision ("curtain falling" or blurred vision). It can be in one eye or in both eyes (in which case it is usually only on one side of vision). Many other diseases can cause blurry vision - migraines, problems with the eye itself. ...Read more

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What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more

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My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

My friend is experiencing blurred vision, what causes may be? He has checked his eyesight, it was ok.

Opthamologist: Is a medical doctor who treats diseases of the eye. He/sh can help you determine what the cause is. It may be due to a retinal issue, cataract, or other things. Please ask your friend to get a second opinion or see another type of specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Blurred vision: Both high & low blood sugar levels can affect vision: high blood sugar causes swelling in lens, resulting in blurred vision. When blood sugar is better controlled, lens is less/not swollen & vision may change again. If eyes have adapted to higher blood sugar levels & swelling, dropping down to low sugar levels can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more

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Burning in chest and blurred vision?

Burning in chest and blurred vision?

Not related: Your symptoms are not likely related so you need to see a regular and eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Medrol: does it cause blurred vision?

Usually not: Medrol (methylprednisolone) is commonly given in a short term allocation ('dose pack') which will not disturb the vision. If you are taking it chronically, visual blur can occur as the dose increases or decreases but will not be affected after two months of steady (same) dose. Discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Medrol (methylprednisolone) if you are having some blur. ...Read more

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Can tanning beds cause blurred vision?

Yes: The ultraviolet rays emitted from tanning beds can "burn" the cornea and cause blurred vision and pain. That is why you should always wear eye protection when tanning. ...Read more

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What causes cramps and blurred vision?

Unclear: This could be heat exhaustion or another illness. Please see a doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Why does bethanechol cause blurred vision?

Why does bethanechol cause blurred vision?

Affects focusin: Bethanechol is a medicine classified as a cholinergic. A side effectof the medicine is that is stimulates the focusing muscles of the eye when they should not be. This will cause the muscle to focus incorrectly, therefore, blurring your vision. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause blurred vision? Why?

Blepharitis: Symptoms and signs includesymptoms and signs include watery eyes, red eyes, gritty, burning sensation, eyelids appear greasy, itchy, red and swollen. Flaking of the skin around the eyes, crusted 7 sticky eyelashes on awakening, frequent blinking, sensitivity to light. If vision is blurred may be secondary but also may suggest need for further exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Blood pulse 119- can it cause blurred vision?

Maybe: If your pulse is this fast, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do cloudy vision & blurred vision differ?

Pathology v.glasses: Cloudy vision is generally defined as vision uncorrectable with eyeglasses and therefore due to some underlying eye pathology. Blurry vision is usually thought of as uncorrected vision from a need for eyeglasses which clears up the vision. ...Read more

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Can emliron cause blurred vision and dizziness?

Should not: No study data shows that it causes blurred vision. ...Read more

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Reason for blurred vision upon waking from nap?

Reason for blurred vision upon waking from nap?

Many possibilities: There are a range of possibilities here from the need for glasses, to dryness, to sleeping with your face in the pillow. See your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could blurred vision straight after sex be?

What could blurred vision straight after sex be?

Dry eye syndrome: If your not blinking during sex, you may be experiencing dry eyes. However, blood pressure drop could also result in your symptoms. See an ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more

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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

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Slurred Speech (Definition)

Slurred speech is difficulty with articulation and usually ...Read more