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Dr. Scott Markham
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Vision Changes (Overview)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which nothing can be seen.


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What causes sudden vision changes?

What causes sudden vision changes?

Many causes: For sudden vision loss its extremely important to see an eye doctor immediately. It could be due to stroke in the eye(blood vessel problem), emboli from the carotid artery or heart, retinal detachment, bleeding, optic nerve or brain problem. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Markham
71 doctors shared insights

Vision Changes (Overview)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which nothing can be seen.


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Why am I experiencing sudden vision changes?

Why am I experiencing sudden vision changes?

Vision: Sudden and persistent visual difficulty should alarm you enough to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contain any redness or itching reliever in it. Just a pure lubricating drop. Use this through out the day and when waking up. Generally 3-4x/day. Dry eye is very common. If the blurry vision persists, see an eye doctor. good luck. ...Read more

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Blepharatis causing vision changes? I see blurry or sometimes i see very very bright or other times i just see normal or very foggy why is that?

Blepharatis causing vision changes? I see blurry or sometimes i see very very bright or other times i just see normal or very foggy why is that?

Maybe: Blepharitis can cause a poor tear film which can affect your vision. If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, perform lid hygiene with warm compresses and baby shampoo lid scrubs twice daily. Also use artificial tears. If this doesn't help, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a new type 1 diabetic have vision changes?

Can a new type 1 diabetic have vision changes?

Yes: Any type of diabetes can in severe cases produce visual loss either directly or because of vascular changes related to vascular changes or cataract. ...Read more

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Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Not really: Both glasses and contact are corrective devices for vision correction. It help a person to see clear by correcting refractive error. A person's vision could change with time or under certain conditions. Then the person will need to adjust his/her correction with new glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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When very tired, my vision changes and everything appears to be far, why?

When very tired, my vision changes and everything appears to be far, why?

Eye muscle fatigue: Muscles controlling the shape of your eye lenses may not function correctly when fatigues resulting in altered focal length of the image viewed to one which objects appear further. Get some rest. ...Read more

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Can paroxetine cause vision changes?

Can paroxetine cause vision changes?

Vision Changes Yes: Paroxetine, a well known serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri), is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. About 4% of patients taking paroxetine will experience blurred vision. Other conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma have occured. ...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