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What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Difficulty focusing: Blurred vision is a symptom, meaning you cannot see sharply. The degree of blur can vary, as can the cause. Anything that defocuses the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), blocks light getting to the film layer (cataract or scars), or affects the film layer or optic nerve (retinal swelling, optic neuritis) can blur the vision. An eye doctor can determine the cause. ...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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How can an ophthalmologist know that blurry vision out of one eye is undetected amplyopia and not a symptom of neurological/other underlying issue?

How can an ophthalmologist know that blurry vision out of one eye is undetected amplyopia and not a symptom of neurological/other underlying issue?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision in one eye without any neurological symptoms suggests that this is not a neurological disorder. You could always get a second opinion from another ophthalmologist if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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Can helicobacter pylori cause neurological symptoms akin to fatigue blurry vision etc?

Can helicobacter pylori cause neurological symptoms akin to fatigue blurry vision etc?

Not likely.: H. py lori infection is cause of ulcer disease. If your ulcers are severe, this in turn can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Rarely: If the disease creates poor absorption of nutrients and there is a significant loss of electrolytes, you can suffer from blurred vision. But this would only be likely in very extreme cases. If a patient takes steroids during any of the treatment phases, they could experience temporary blurring of vision as well. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does sudden blurry vision mean that you will be blind later in life?

Does sudden blurry vision mean that you will be blind later in life?

Blurry vision: It depends. There are many causes of blurry vision, such as low blood sugar, migraine headache, strokes, eye injury, etc. Most of these causes do not necessarily lead to blindness. If your vision is blurry and you do not know why, call your local ophthalmologist for help... ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if I have blurry vision in one eye?

Please explain what it means if I have blurry vision in one eye?

Many causes: Is this of recent onset or has the vision been blurry in that eye for a long time? Is there a history of eye disease? Or trauma? If there is no obvious cause, then check with your ophthalmologist to see if there is a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. What could this mean? The blurriness went away

Having headaches with blurry vision & slight nausea. The pain felt like someone was squeezing my head. What could this mean? The blurriness went away

Could be...: You could be having a bad tension headache. You could have a viral infection like a cold or a sinus infection. If the headache is really the only symptoms and there are no nasal / throat / cough symptoms, then I would try some ibuprofen or excederin migraine and get some sleep. If it worsens, see your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Anxiety depression anxiety disorder can cause 24/7 confusion, blurry vision s?

Anxiety depression anxiety disorder can cause 24/7 confusion, blurry vision s?

Yes: Anxiety can trigger a variety of physical symptoms - speak with your doc - ask about ssri's or snri's and cbt/hypnosis ...Read more

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How severe are headaches from brain aneurysm? What do people mean by pain behind the eyes? Would there be blurry vision all the time?

Headache in aneurysm: Brain aneurysm does not always cause headache. ... Depends on size, location and growth rate. It typically causes pain after rupturing and causing subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pain behind the eyes or back of the head are typical areas of pain with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Blurry vision would depend on the blood pressure and location of the aneurysm. ...Read more

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Sudden blurry vision with waves in it and now worst head ache of my life. I have a clotting disorder. Should I go to the ER or wait it out.

Sudden blurry vision with waves in it and now worst head ache of my life. I have a clotting disorder. Should I go to the ER or wait it out.

Classic migraine: Your symptoms are that of a classic migraine headache. But if you get any other neurological symptoms you should go to the er. Generally, visual symptoms like you had lasting 20-30 minutes followed by a bad sick headache are migraine. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blurry vision in right eye? Is it related to my history of graves disease?

What can cause sudden blurry vision in right eye? Is it related to my history of graves disease?

Possibly: Hi. Sudden eye/vision changes should be evaluated promptly by an ophthalmologist. Please do not delay. Vision is too precious to jeopardize. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?

Retinal specialist: Bartonella henselae is a bacterial infection from cat scratch disease. This can cause swelling in the optic nerve and occasional leakage of retinal blood vessels. This causes visual loss from macular edema, which usually resolves and lipid (fat from blood) deposits in the macula- the central retin responsible for central vision. Sometimes this does not resolve. I would get it evaluated/treated. ...Read more

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33 yr old female with hypertension and vertigo, blurry vision and chronic pain. Mra of spine shows vertebral artery stenosis. Could this mean surgery?

33 yr old female with hypertension and vertigo, blurry vision and chronic pain. Mra of spine shows vertebral artery stenosis. Could this mean surgery?

It's theLast resort: The first step is to determine if any of your symptoms are related to the stenosis. The next question is the severity of the stenosis. If you have no weakness, cramping, claudication (symptoms with exercise). This may not be the cause of your problems. You should see a doctor with experience in this problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, I was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, I was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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What to expect at first Neurology exam? Have tremors, blurred vision, numb legs and feet.......10 mos.

What to expect at first Neurology exam? Have tremors, blurred vision, numb legs and feet.......10 mos.

1st neurology exam: You can expect your Neurologist to take a detailed medical history, with focused questions about specific neurological symptoms. Your neurologist will also perform a detailed physical examination, with emphasis on neurological findings. This will be a noninvasive physical examination and will focus on sensation, strength, and reflexes. Neurologist may also order imaging to help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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When you see malignant hypertension resulting in severe headache, blurred vision&other neurologic issues, how often do those issues resolve in the end?

When you see malignant hypertension resulting in severe headache, blurred vision&other neurologic issues, how often do those issues resolve in the end?

Responds to treat: The primary goal is to lower the pressure and there are medications to do this in a hurry. The changes such as headache, visual blur, etc. Will diminish and end when the hypertension is controlled. ...Read more

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Dizzy, Foggy, Hearing trouble, blurred vision, extreamly weak legs. All happen at once for a few minutes on and off everyday. Could this be neurologic?

Dizzy, Foggy, Hearing trouble, blurred vision, extreamly weak legs. All happen at once for a few minutes on and off everyday. Could this be neurologic?

Maybe: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist or ENT physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read more

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Been taking Trivenz 1 tablet daily and have started having blurry vision. Is this one of the side effects?

Been taking Trivenz 1 tablet daily and have started having blurry vision. Is this one of the side effects?

Visual disturbances: TRIVENZ contains EFAVIRENZ 600 mg which can cause visual disturbances. Usually side effects on TRIVENZ should clear up between 2-4 weeks after initiating treatment. If these visual disturbances persist, get worse, or are negatively influencing your daily activities, see your health care provider and discuss changing treatment. ...Read more

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I had PRK 3 wks ago. I was a -8.50 and -7.50. occasionally I see flashes of light and increase of blurry vision? Is this normal?

I had PRK 3 wks ago. I was a -8.50 and -7.50. occasionally I see flashes of light and increase of blurry vision? Is this normal?

See EYE doctor: Unless you are on some medication, see your family physician 7 he may refer to Eye doctor or Neurologist
for visual problems. ...Read more

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My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps me immensely but it gives me blurry vision. Is this common?

Not common but: It can happen. To confirm cause, if not already done so, talk with prescriber about conducting a trial without Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for a few days (like sat/sun) as each morning the previous day's dose should have cleared. If not tolerable prescriber may consider alternative med for you, such as methylphenidate or atomoxetine. If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not causative, consider optometrist. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Was put on VyVanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40mg and Zoloft 25mg. On Wed. She has complained of headaches and blurry vision is this normal?

Medications: It is not surprising to have these side effects. If both medications were started at same time then consider contacting your doctor to make them aware of this. This side effect may get better in a few days or your doctor may decide to hold one of the medications and continue with the other to give the body time to adjust. Do not make changes without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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I have brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

I have brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

Probably not: If the blurred vision is central-- due to injury of the part of the brain that processes the visual imput, the vision will not improve. If the cause of blurred vision is partially refractive (need for glasses), some improvement may be noted-- worh a try. ...Read more

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I was hit in the eye while playing ball today and now I have cloudy/blurry vision. Is this something serious?

I was hit in the eye while playing ball today and now I have cloudy/blurry vision. Is this something serious?

Needs evaluation: A hit to the eye can cause bleeding, retinal detachment, retinal contusion, cataract and a bunch of other issues. You need to see an ophthalmologist quickly or an er if at night. Don't delay on this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone has brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

Can you tell me if someone has brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

May help: Depending on the degree of brain injury, having a clear image projected intot he back of the ye may help. Correcting a significant refrctive error will always provide better visial imput into the portion of the visual cortex that is functioning. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blurry vision?

What can cause sudden blurry vision?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of sudden blurry vision. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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


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Hazy Vision (Definition)

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