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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Trouble Seeing In Both Eyes (Overview)

Inability to see clearly in both eyes is a huge topic that can be answered in a general statement. Difficulty focusing may be caused by benign and treatable causes such as the need for glasses, to serious and Vision threatening diseases, some which may not be curable. The best way to determine the health of the eyes is by examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.


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I'm 16. Suddenly got floaters in both eyes. Eye doc says its fine. What could cause this, like could there be underlying causes that she couldn't see?

I'm 16. Suddenly got floaters in both eyes. Eye doc says its fine. What could cause this, like could there be underlying causes that she couldn't see?

Probably not floater: At your age, bilateral true floaters would be extremely unusual. More likely you are seeing entoptics also known as flying corpuscles. These are a normal viewing of the blood circulation in your eyes and should appear the same in each eye. If your vision is fine and there is no history of trauma or inherited disease, then this is the explanation. Otherwise see an ophthalmologist for 2nd opinio ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
3 Doctors shared insights

Trouble Seeing In Both Eyes (Overview)

Inability to see clearly in both eyes is a huge topic that can be answered in a general statement. Difficulty focusing may be caused by benign and treatable causes such as the need for glasses, to serious and Vision threatening diseases, some which may not be curable. The best way to determine the health of the eyes is by examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.


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I'm 45 years old my problem is my eyes, I have always teary in both eyes, im using a reading glass 1.5 whar is the cause and treatment?

I'm 45 years old my problem is my eyes, I have always teary in both eyes, im using a reading glass 1.5 whar is the cause and treatment?

Dry eye; allergies: Most common causes of tearing: dry eye syndrome and ocular allergies. You should see your eye md. Reading glasses are par for the course in a 45 year old. ...Read more

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Hello. I am having squint in both eyes. It is noticeable when I see moving objects. Can it be cured without operation? Please advice.

Hello. I am having squint in both eyes. It is noticeable when I see moving objects. Can it be cured without operation? Please advice.

Nearsighted: You may just be nearsighted and need glasses. Also, your eyes my have trouble tracking on fast moving objects. You need to have a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I had a eye exam week and there is a thin white ring, not completely filled in around the cornea on both eyes, is there a way to get rid of it?

I had a eye exam week and there is a thin white ring, not completely filled in around the cornea on both eyes, is there a way to get rid of it?

Arcus lipoides: You most likely have a condition called arcus lipoides (a.K.A. Arcus senilis). It is due to cholesterol depositing in the corneal periphery. Although these rings cause no harm to the eye, they can be a sign of high cholesterol in the blood. You should get your cholesterol checked by an internist, and reducing your cholesterol can possibly reduce the appearance of the rings. ...Read more

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Can I prevent retinal detachment with a healthy diet and multivitamins and omega 3 and exercise? I had tears in both eyes treated by laser 3months ago

Can I prevent retinal detachment with a healthy diet and multivitamins and omega 3 and exercise? I had tears in both eyes treated by laser 3months ago

No.: Retinal detachments, due to retinal tears are called rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rrd). Rrd is not preventable through diet, vitamin supplements or exercise. The only way to prevent an rrd is to have routine, detailed, thorough and complete dilated retinal examinations by a retina specialist to look for retinal tears/holes/breaks. If found, immediate laser treatment will prevent most rrds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Trouble seeing in both eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Trouble seeing in both eyes?

Blurred vision: Inability to see clearly in both eyes is a huge topic that can be answered in a general statement. Difficulty focusing may be caused by benign and treatable causes such as the need for glasses, to serious and Vision threatening diseases, some which may not be curable. The best way to determine the health of the eyes is by examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
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Why am I seeing a wavy light out of both eyes?

Why am I seeing a wavy light out of both eyes?

Consider migraine: Sometime scotomas and wavy lines may occur even without headache in migraines. ...Read more

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I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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3 days. Ago out of no where when both eyes r open in the distance not up front I see blurry and I see double of everything?

3 days. Ago out of no where when both eyes r open in the distance not up front I see blurry and I see double of everything?

Not normal: The following article discusses a number of possible causes of sudden double vision in an adult. You will see that some causes are quite serious. Don't know if you are experiencing any other symptoms. Recommend prompt medical assessment. REF: http://www. Nhs. Uk/Conditions/Double-vision/Pages/Causes. Aspx ...Read more

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How do I find out why I'm seeing double only when I look straight and use both eyes at the same time?

How do I find out why I'm seeing double only when I look straight and use both eyes at the same time?

First, see your: Family medicine or internal medicine doctor at the base's clinic for physical & neurological exams. (S)he'll need history of onset, duration & other symptoms. Seek referral to an ophthalmologist, an MD who specializes in eye & vision problems. Don't just pop into an optometrist's office in a mall. Your primary physician will tell you if you also need to see a neurologist or other subspecialist. ...Read more

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I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

Sinus disease?: Sinus congestion commonly causes pain behind both eyes and may be treated by OTC Flonase or decongestants like Sudafed as long as your blood pressure is under control. The flashes may be ocular migraine if in both eyes and not accompanied by headache. If your vision loss was profound, it is definitely time to see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Just now started seeing squiggly multicolored lines in my vision. Both eyes, happened very suddenly. Should I make a visit to the emergency room?

Just now started seeing squiggly multicolored lines in my vision. Both eyes, happened very suddenly. Should I make a visit to the emergency room?

Vision change: This could be an ocular migraine. Are there any other symptoms? If it is, these usually resolve within a few hours. If symptom persist, you should definitely be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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If you are completely blind in both eyes, what do you "see"?

If you are completely blind in both eyes, what do you "see"?

Depends: In fact if you are totally blind, you will see nothing - not even light from dark. But if you acquired blindness as an adult, your brain will sometimes provide images that can seem like real vision. ...Read more

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Things are blurry when I see I far, but not very far but is it okay to have glasses when I have my both eyes open but I see clearly?

Things are blurry when I see I far, but not very far but is it okay to have glasses when I have my both eyes open but I see clearly?

Eye strain?: These symptoms may be consistent with eye strain from early presbyopia (common in the early to mid 40s). A full exam with an eye MD along with measurement for possible bifocal glasses will reveal the exact problem and best solution. ...Read more

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I have keratoconus in my both eyes. Will I see better after c3r operation?

I have keratoconus in my both eyes. Will I see better after c3r operation?

Perhaps: Depending on the severity of the keratoconus, you may see a small improvement in your uncorrected vision after corneal crosslinking. However, the main purpose of the treatment is not to improve vision but to slow progression of the disease by strengthening the cornea. ...Read more

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Been operated upon for cataract, can he see properly from both eyes thereafter?

Been operated upon for cataract, can he see properly from both eyes thereafter?

Yes: Yes if the eye is otherwise healthy and cataracts are causing reduced vision, cataract surgery should restore the vision. ...Read more

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I recently had lasik done on both eyes. How long is it normal to see a "glow" or halo around lighted objects?

I recently had lasik done on both eyes. How long is it normal to see a "glow" or halo around lighted objects?

LASIK: Following lasik - some patients will notice halos or starbursts when looking at lights. As the cornea heals over a few weeks to sometimes a few months - these will fade and in most cases resolve completely. ...Read more

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I have keratoconus in my both eyes. Even after c3r operation I am still not able to see anything. What can I do?

I have keratoconus in my both eyes. Even after c3r operation I am still not able to see anything. What can I do?

Consult: The c3r procedure is designed mostly to prevent progression of keratoconus but usually will not improve things. If your corneas are so distorted that your vision is very difficult or not useful, you may need some surgical correction. Consult with your corneal specialist. ...Read more

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I have squiggly lines in both eyes and sometimes one eye. They move down like a zig zag. Then, it's hard to see.

I have squiggly lines in both eyes and sometimes one eye. They move down like a zig zag. Then, it's hard to see.

Floaters: These are referred to as vitreous floaters.they are due to degenerative changes in the vitreous gel of the eyes. They are usually harmless and usually become less noticeable with time. If accompanied by persistent lightning streaks, loss of peripheral vision or the sudden occurance of many new floaters a visit to your ophthalmologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Lying in bed, eyes closed, cough, and I can see white lights at the corner of both eyes. Is it normal or should I get checked? (Retina detached once)

Lying in bed, eyes closed, cough, and I can see white lights at the corner of both eyes. Is it normal or should I get checked? (Retina detached once)

See ophthalmologist: This is usually the result of the vitreous (jelly portion of the inside of the eye) pulling on retina and causing bright light flashes. In view of your history of retinal detachment, you should see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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My son was born with bilateral congenital cataracts in both eyes but were remove. Can he see well at 1 year?

My son was born with bilateral congenital cataracts in both eyes but were remove. Can he see well at 1 year?

Depends: The level of vision your son is capable of will depend on the severity of the cataracts and the age at which they were removed. You should consult an eye doctor specializing in pediatrics in order to monitor his vision. ...Read more

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It doesn't matter if I close my left, my right eye, or open both eyes I always see double. What cousin the causes be?

It doesn't matter if I close my left, my right eye, or open both eyes I always see double. What cousin the causes be?

Glasses?: Double vision from one eye could suggest a serious condition. However, given you age, and that both of your eyes each see double vision, it is most likely that your interpretation of double vision is blurred vision. You need to see your eye doctor for a complete eye exam and possibly new glasses. ...Read more

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Lately I see redish veins in my both eyes. (more than normal). Is this indicative of something? There are no other symptoms.

Get examined: If by lately you meant that it has been present for a few days, just see if it will go away in another week or so. Otherwise many conditions such as viral infection, allergies (usually accompanied by itching), or dry eyes can cause it. Best to get examined if this has been present for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I see a shadow by everything in my vision with or without my glasses in both eyes I have lattice degeneration in both eyes should I be concerned?

I see a shadow by everything in my vision with or without my glasses in both eyes I have lattice degeneration in both eyes should I be concerned?

Yes: Lattice degeneration may precipitate a retinal detachment, but usually in one eye. If you see shadows in both eyes it may be scotomas, related to the brain. It may also just be uncorrected astigmatism. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more