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What are the geometrical prisms that sparkle in my vision every so often only in my left eye?

What are the geometrical prisms that sparkle in my vision every so often only in my left eye?

Likely migraine: You likely have retinal/ocular migraines which have visual phenomena with or without headache. It's still necessary to have a dilated retinal exam to rule out a more severe reason. ...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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Why is my vision in my left eye changing?

Why is my vision in my left eye changing?

Many things: Unfortunately there is limited space here for discussion and an eye exam is important for any case with vision changes. Could simply be a change in prescription, age related lens changes, dry eye etc. Its best to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I treat the floating-fly (black dots) in my sight vision?, I been having them in my left eye for 2 years now.

How do I treat the floating-fly (black dots) in my sight vision?, I been having them in my left eye for 2 years now.

Floaters: They are most likely what are known as floaters. Floaters are condensations within the vitreous gel in the center of the eye. They can be annoying, but are usually not a significant problem. If you develop a shower of new floaters, particularly if seen with light flashes, that could indicate that you are developing a retinal tear or detachment, and you should be seen by an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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I feel that my left eye vision is good but a little blurry, I mean that I can see for long distance but with little blurry in my left eye.

I feel that my left eye vision is good but a little blurry, I mean that I can see for long distance but with little blurry in my left eye.

Probably fine: I am guessing that your right eye sees clearly and there is a little blur when you cover the right eye. Many eyes are a little different from each other and it appears your left eye has a little bit of need for glasses but given that the right eye is so good, there is no hurry to do this. ...Read more

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My vision in my left eye is horrible after punch to face. What could be wrong?

My vision in my left eye is horrible after punch to face. What could be wrong?

Many things!: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Could be vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, cataract, dislocated lens, scratched cornea, uveitis, comotio retinae, optic neuritis and many others. You need to be seen, now! ...Read more

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I've been having vision in my left eye since I was a kid. But now that im 22 its worse.?

Age: Vision frequently gets worse with age. You need to get this checked out with an optometrist or ophthalmologist to ensure it is just normal visual changes and not something more serious. ...Read more

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I just noticed the vision in my left eye seems a little duller and blue tinted than my right eye. Is this bad?

I just noticed the vision in my left eye seems a little duller and blue tinted than my right eye. Is this bad?

Need examination: The two eyes should see similar color and intensity of vision. In your age there is no age related cataract. Please consult an ophthalmologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp pain in my left eye and my vision isn'tas good as it used to be. What's happening to me eyes?

I keep getting a sharp pain in my left eye and my vision isn'tas good as it used to be. What's happening to me eyes?

Non-specific issue: Your description is not specific to any particular diagnosis. Any cause of eye surface irritation will cause sharp pain in the eye. I recommend that you see an eye doctor to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more

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Can I get the vision in my left eye up to par with my right eye by keeping my right eye covered with a patch, forcing my left eye to do more work?

Can I get the vision in my left eye up to par with my right eye by keeping my right eye covered with a patch, forcing my left eye to do more work?

Patching: Patching the better visioned eye does improve visual acuity in children particularly when they are 9 yo or less in age. Even to some degree patching up to 17 yo can help, but less effective. I didn't get your age, but if you are an adult, the benefits of patching will not likely have a positive impact. You should see an Eye MD if you are concerned about your vision. All you may need is glasses. ...Read more

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Why am I getting migraines that's affecting my vision. I'm already blind in my left eye.?

Why am I getting migraines that's affecting my vision. I'm already blind in my left eye.?

See a physician: This situation should be checked out in person by a physician. You certainly would not want to lose vision in the other eyes. ...Read more

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What can relieve the blurry vision in my left eye?

What can relieve the blurry vision in my left eye?

Eye doctor!: You should see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need glasses or contacts, or it could be something entirely unrelated. But if blurry vision is your only symptom, see an expert eye doctor! Optometrists (od degree) diagnose and refract; ophthalmologists (md degree) do these also but also do many more things related to the eye, including surgery. ...Read more

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What could be causing a sudden blurry vision in my left eye?

What could be causing a sudden blurry vision in my left eye?

Blood flow: In your age group usually migraine aura, but need to rule out diabetes, and other medical conditions that can lead to temporary disruption of the blood flow to that eye. Or in that eye. ...Read more

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I have blurry vision just in my left eye. What could this be?

I have blurry vision just in my left eye. What could this be?

Many things: The most common would be a need for glasses, but there are many causes of blurred vision. Visit an ophthalmologist to determine what is causing yours. ...Read more

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My vision in my left eye is -7.75, and my vision in my right eye is -7.00 is this very bad? Am I going to go completely blind?

Moderate myopia: These numbers indicate the amount of nearsightedness you have. At 19 years old, it possible these are stable and won't get much worse. Most nearsighted people tend to get worse during the teenage years and stabilize in the late teen's or early 20's. When it becomes stable, you can have laser to fix it. Or you can continue to wear glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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If I am forming a cataract in my left eye, would this effect my near point and distance vision? Or, only distance, in most situations?

If I am forming a cataract in my left eye, would this effect my near point and distance vision? Or, only distance, in most situations?

Depends: Cataracts affect visual quality. Cataracts vary on the type and density. Your vision may be interfered by the cataract in many ways. Sometimes distance vision is affected primarily, other times it's mainly near vision. Of course, both far and near vision can be affected. So it all depends on what you're primarily doing and how you feel your vision is affected. ...Read more

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Good day, I hope you could help. Since Saturday (2days ago), the vision in my left eye suddenly went blurry. Fisheye lens effect. Any reason?

Good day, I hope you could help. Since Saturday (2days ago), the vision in my left eye suddenly went blurry. Fisheye lens effect. Any reason?

Retinal detachment?: Is a potentially serious/vision cause of sudden visual loss that needs to be ruled out rapidly. As does ciculatory problems such as vein occlusion or stroke. Please seek urgent attention from a GP, emergency doctor or ophthalmologist licensed in your area. Here is some general information on visual loss.
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/retinal-detachment/symptoms-causes/syc-203513 ...Read more

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I am 20. My vision in my left eye has been gone since childhood. I have been told it is not the eye itself. Also there is no fixing the problem. Why?

I am 20. My vision in my left eye has been gone since childhood. I have been told it is not the eye itself. Also there is no fixing the problem. Why?

Amblyopia: Your brain never "learned" how to see out of that eye. Usually the visual system matures around the age of 6 so if you haven't fixed the problem by then you are kind of out of luck. This is why some kids have one eye patched when they're little-- it forces the brain to get the non-seeing eye to learn how to see. ...Read more

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My vision randomly got blurry and flashy in the corners of my eye. It feels worse in my left eye than right. Is it just a migraine? There is no pain

My vision randomly got blurry and flashy in the corners of my eye. It feels worse in my left eye than right. Is it just a migraine? There is no pain

Unknown: It is hard to know if this is a migraine or not. Although this symptom can be an aura, or warning for a migraine, it would be easier to conclude this if other migraine symptoms followed, like throbbing headache pain, nausea, or sensitivity to light.

It is a good idea to ask a provider to perform an eye exam in this case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sudden black & white zigzag pattern in my left eye. Can't see with side vision. Happens from light glares at time. No other symptoms. Lasts about 1hr?

Sudden black & white zigzag pattern in my left eye. Can't see with side vision. Happens from light glares at time. No other symptoms. Lasts about 1hr?

Occipital migraine: This is due to vascular changes in the occipital lobe of the brain, the part of the brain that makes the images we call vision. The classic pattern is a zig zag one which sometimes shimmers in an arc with a greyout in the middle. These can be annoying but are not dangerous and do not cause long term damage. ...Read more

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Actually, I am having a bad vision in my left eye and the eye ballof the left eyelooks small, also my left eye keeps wandering compare with the rightone?

See eye doctor soon: If your left eye has bad vision, seems smaller, and keeps wandering, your eye doctor can tell you whether it's amblyopic (seeing eye with vision) or lazy eye, or neither. Depends how long that eye has been doing it. All your life? Or just recent changes? A slit lamp microscopy exam will also look at other causes in your cornea, iris, retina that may be causing problems. So don't delay! ...Read more

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I've been having a pressure feeling in my left eye and it makes my vision sorta blurry. What could it be and what should I do? I was also diagnosed with anxiety can it have anything to do with that?

I've been having a pressure feeling in my left eye and it makes my vision sorta blurry. What could it be and what should I do? I was also diagnosed with anxiety can it have anything to do with that?

Eye pressure: Your description sounds like you may be experiencing some dryness in you eye causing some blurred vision. I would try some artificial tears to see if gets better. If it gets worse or does not resolve, you should see your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I began having blurred vision in my left eye followed by a headache could this be a problem?

I began having blurred vision in my left eye followed by a headache could this be a problem?

Yes... headaches can: Be associated with visual changes, or even a visual change preceding a classical migraine. If either the headache or visual change is severe you should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

What could have caused a sudden blind spot in my left eye that impaired about 40% of my vision?

Need eye exam ASAP: There are many possible causes. If the blind spot was temporary and the visual loss completely resolved, this could be a visual migraine (which usually affects both eyes) or even a transiet ischemic attack (TIA) - which is much more serious and should be evaluated immediately. If the loss remains, retinal problems such as a vein occlusion, retinal detachment, or an optic nerve problem are possible. ...Read more

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I have loss of central vision in my left eye but MRI is showing nothing. What should be my next step?

I have loss of central vision in my left eye but MRI is showing nothing. What should be my next step?

See your Eye Doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. There are many causes of central vision loss that are not detected on mri. ...Read more

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I have loss of central vision in my left eye. A complete visual work up and MRI show nothing unusual. What could it be?

I have loss of central vision in my left eye. A complete visual work up and MRI show nothing unusual. What could it be?

Need further eval: You may need to be evaluated by a neurologist but also getting an mra which may find something that the MRI can't. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my eye is drifting? I felt a click in my left eye. I don't have any vision problems from it. Please help!

How can I tell if my eye is drifting? I felt a click in my left eye. I don't have any vision problems from it. Please help!

Have an: Ophthalmologist exam and then you will know if there are any problems. If you have a lazy eye and are only looking out of one eye you might not notice it ...Read more