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High eye pressure, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry. Going to get tested for glaucoma in a couple months.? Do you think I have it?

High eye pressure, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry. Going to get tested for glaucoma in a couple months.? Do you think I have it?

Examination is key: You're young & otherwise healthy female, but high eye pressure, double vision& blurry vision could mean other things besides glaucoma. You should have immediate eye exam by an Eye MD. If you r overweight, or on birth control pills, too much vit A, for example, you could have increase pressure in your brain. An eye exam will help diagnose this, glaucoma, or other serious conditions. Make an appt. ...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 does having blurred vision, sensitivity to light and ringing in my ears after eating indicate?

What does having blurred vision, sensitivity to light and ringing in my ears after eating indicate?

See below: It indicates the need to see your doctor.
This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have been having severe headaches for the past week and a half. Pain behind my left eye neck tension blurred vision, sensitivity to light sound and smells. Some vomiting; it seems to be worse when exercising. A little trouble having conversation on two I

I have been having severe headaches for the past week and a half. Pain behind my left eye neck tension blurred vision, sensitivity to light sound and smells. Some vomiting; it seems to be worse when exercising. A little trouble having conversation on two I

Go to ER now.: Although this appears to be migraine, the duration of the headaches concerns me. If you have problem talking, you need to rush to an ER to get examined ASAP because minutes can matter. Have you had a recent head trauma? ...Read more

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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

See an Eye MD: If you have an eye problem, an eye physician is a really good place to go. ...Read more

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Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

See eye doctor.: I do not think that palinopsia or having trailing images, as a specific complaint, is listed as a known complication. This medication, however excellent, has been known to cause significant eye problems that can be irreversible. Such things as narrow angle glaucoma can also occur. I would ask for the pressure in your eyes to be checked now and see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Can sinusitis cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Sinusitis: No. You may have one of the major but rare complications of sinusitis with extension of infection into the central nervous system, either as a brain abscess or other infection of the spaces created by the linings of the brain. You should be seen immediately by a doctor and will probably undergo emergency imaging studies and consultation with an ophthalmologist and possibly an infect dis expert. ...Read more

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I was hit in the eye today. It hurt, my vision blurry, sensitivity to light. What can I do?

I was hit in the eye today. It hurt, my vision blurry, sensitivity to light. What can I do?

See doctor: Blurry and sensitive to light after injury are bad things. Something has damaged either the surface or interior of your eye. Seek attention promptly. ...Read more

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Experiencing visual changes since gallbladder removal 8 months ago. Floaters becoming more frequent, blurred vision, light sensitivity/weak feeling?

Unrelated to GB: Your eye symptoms are not likely to be related to the removal of your gallbladder. See your local ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for a detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems, light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems, light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

See an ophtalmologys: The symptoms you're mentioning are concerning. Brain fog and vision problems, especially. A thorough ophtalmological exam, will be able to discern if your problems are at the eye/vision level or if there is further neurological, occipital brain lobe, involvement. ...Read more

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Why do I have sever headaches in back of head and neck blurred vision vomiting and sensitivity to light?

Why do I have sever headaches in back of head and neck blurred vision vomiting and sensitivity to light?

Occipital?: Migraine is most likely, but an occipital source cannot be dismissed. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician or, if you do not have a physician, one of the local hospital (Cottage, Goleta Valley) emergency rooms can help. ...Read more

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I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

I have developed a relevant increase in myopia and a blurred vision due to light sensitivity 3 days after cataract surgery. What can be the reasons?

Not uncommon: The eye is in the early healing stages and is usually accompanied by some inflammation. Post op eye drops help. A very red eye and or pain would be reasons for concern. Any severe decrease in vision would be a reason for concern - and reason to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Woke up with vision sensitivity, as if there was flashing all around. After a few minutes my vision went back to normal.

Could be migraine: Some people have a visual migraine (visual symptoms with no headache) with flashing in the peripheral vision that resolves after a few minutes. Symptoms like this might also be from low blood pressure encountered right after awakening that resolves as the pressure normalizes. In both cases, there should be no risk to the eyes or vision. ...Read more

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What is reduced contrast sensitivity in vision & at what stage in open angle glaucoma can it occur?

Ability to disting-: Uish an image or object from its surrounding space is the contrast sensitivity. It is typically not measured in routine exam. Contrast sensitivity is affected by type of correction. There is a loss of contrast sensitivity at all stages of glaucoma. Some feel that the earliest loss occurs in the blue yellow spectrum. Multifocal lenses can also result in loss of contrast sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can light sensitivity cause blurred vision and does it require spectacles?

Separate issues: Light sensitivity can occur from a variety of sources including head trauma, corneal breakdown and internal eye inflammation. The need for spectacles is a separate item and there is no connection between the two. ...Read more

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Hello. This evening, My left eye is bloodshot. My vision in that eye seems blurred too. I had pain and sensitivity to light in that same eye abt 1 wee?

Hello. This evening, My left eye is bloodshot. My vision in that eye seems blurred too. I had pain and sensitivity to light in that same eye abt 1 wee?

Consult Eye spediali: Red eye can be caused by one of many conditions, some of them can be serious. So you must go to see an ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist) immediately. If one is not available, you can go to an ER....at least they can check for infection (conjunctivitis) as one possibility; corneal abrasion can be another cause for the kind of symptoms that you are having. ...Read more

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Could chills, palpitations, migraine aura such as shimmering lines in vision, fatigue be caused by a glutamate sensitivity?

Could chills, palpitations, migraine aura such as shimmering lines in vision, fatigue be caused by a glutamate sensitivity?

Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. Here are the common suspects: cheese, alcohol (particularly red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg), nitrates, or tyramine, and a sugar substitute. ...Read more

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Causes of sensitivity to light, blurred vision and eye pain and pressure?

Causes of sensitivity to light, blurred vision and eye pain and pressure?

Should be evaluated: High pressure, inflammation (iritis), and infection can all cause these symptoms. All can threaten vision if not treated promptly. ...Read more

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Dogs nail scratched my brthers eye. No vision problem as of now, no sensitivity to sunlight or when lights at home are on. He said he has very little pain but blister developed with in 1 hr on inner portion of lower eye lid. Closest Dr is 1 hr away. Is th

Dogs nail scratched my brthers eye. No vision problem as of now, no sensitivity to sunlight or when lights at home are on. He said he has very little pain but blister developed with in 1 hr on inner portion of lower eye lid. Closest Dr is 1 hr away. Is th

An urgency: You were cut off, but I suspect you were going to end with "Is this an emergency". Well, probably not. The risk is that infection may occur and especially if the cornea is scratched. The blister is evidence enough of mechanical trauma. Would recommend urgent care visit within 24hrs to examine cornea for scratch. Would update tetanus vaccination as well. ...Read more

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I have headaches, light sensitivity, tinnitus, during headache one of my eyes goes red +droopy I struggle to function tinnitus + double vision

I have headaches, light sensitivity, tinnitus, during headache one of my eyes goes red +droopy I struggle to function tinnitus + double vision

Be seen: I would certainly be seen and evaluated, an imaging study such as an MRI would be reasonable to rule out a number of possibilities including ms. If the MRI was negative and while there would be a number of possibilities, the diagnosis of a "complex" migraine would be a consideration. Should ultimately be seen and evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

Eye watering, light sensitivity, eye pain, periodic blurry vision that clears while blinking. All remises if I lay down and close eyes, ideas.

See ophthalmologist: There are a number of conditions that can cause tearing, eye pain and photophobia. One of the more serious of these conditions is a corneal abrasion. Another is an infection of the cornea. While the cause of
your symptoms may not be one of the above it's important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

I had a hard blunt trauma to my left eye. Examined and had a corneal abrasion. Now having extreme headaches w/ light sensitivity, related? Vision fine

Get checked: If they did not check the pressure of your eye (Glaucoma) this may be the cause of the pain apart from the scratch. An Emergency Room visit is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low. B12, iron, d.Thiroid failer vision and hearing, touch sensitivity, lifetime of spinal problems, temper, mood swings exhausted allways, early menopause.

Low. B12, iron, d.Thiroid failer vision and hearing, touch sensitivity, lifetime of spinal problems, temper, mood swings exhausted allways, early menopause.

Listen to your body: These are inter-related problems. In addition to restoring deficiencies it is necessary to address the toxicity (likely cadmium) but a healthy life style is key. 10, 000 units a day of vit d3, nutritional lithium to enhance uptake of b-12, methyl cobalamine, and methyl folate (folic acid) supplements, avoid dairy, wheat, sugar, and processed food. Spirulina 1 t a day. 30 seconds of movement every 10 minutes. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic IH. Had spinal tap done, terrible headaches/eye pain/sensitivity to light/nausea after. Vision getting worse, what can I do?

I have idiopathic IH. Had spinal tap done, terrible headaches/eye pain/sensitivity to light/nausea after. Vision getting worse, what can I do?

Let them know: First of all let the person who did the tap know. You might need to go back for a "blood patch". Make sure all the conditions that cause pseudotumor have been addressed. (Low Iron, Vit A problem, thyroid issues, etc). Why are you not on a medication for this condition? (carbonic anhydrase inhibitor like Zonegran or Diamox.) I understand the concerns about Topamax (topiramate) (pregnancy category D) ...Read more

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