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How can you get temporary blurred vision? What can cause it?

How can you get temporary blurred vision?  What can cause it?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The most common cause of temporary or fluctuating blurred vision is dry eye syndrome. Our tear production decreases by 60% from age 16 to age 60. Other causes of dry eye include various medicines, smoking, certain auto-immune diseases, environmental causes such as forced air heating and air conditioning. You should certainly see an eye md to rule out any serious 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


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What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Numerous causes: An ophthalmologist is needed here, and should check for retinal detachment, glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, blood pressure issues (both up and down), and other intracranial issues. Do not delay, this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Temp blindness: If you are having temporary blindness, you need to get checked out by an eye specialist ASAP. Temporary blindness, also known as amaurosis fugax, can be a sign of impending stroke or other fatal or debilitating conditions. You may need a doppler ultrasound study of the carotid arteries. ...Read more

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Is temporary blurred vision associated with really high blood sugar?

Is temporary blurred vision associated with really high blood sugar?

Yes it can: Espcially if your high bs has been taking place for a prolonged period of time. The mechanism is due to shift in water from the lenses and the subsequent change in its dimensions. It is however temporary and will not cause permananet damage to the eye lenses. ...Read more

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Can a popped blood vessel cause temporary blurred vision?

Can a popped blood vessel cause temporary blurred vision?

Yes and no: A popped blood vessel on the outside of the eye usually causes a subconjunctival hemorrhage, where the eye is bright red over the white part. This should not affect vision. A popped vessel on the inside, such as in diabetic retinopathy, can cause a vitreous hemorrhage, which definitely can cause blurry vision. ...Read more

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Could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Blood in eyes: If suffiencently large hemorrhage, may interfer with lid movement over the cornea, affecting the tear film-->blurred vision. Try use of artificial tear 4-6x per day until resolves. See eye care doc if persist. ...Read more

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Docs, could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Maybe : It depends where the blood vessel is. If it is in the eye yes. This would occur for several reasons the most common is diabetes but hypertension can do it. Other reason could be retinal detachment. If it is in the white of the eye also sclera, it looks terrible but little danger to affect sight or blurred vision. If is causing blurred vision , see eye doc now. One other cause is trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Hazy Vision (Definition)

Hazy vision is a clinical finding in which a person's vision is blurred or opaque. This is ...Read more