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What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

Urgent situation: The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage. Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked. ...Read more

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Change In Vision (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What would cause a sudden blur in one eye?

What would cause a sudden blur in one eye?

Too many causes: to list here. If you had sudden loss of vision, you should see an eye doctor in person for an exam immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

See a retina doctor: New-onset floaters, especially when accompanied by flashing lights and/or decreased vision, is considered an ophthalmic emergency. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination immediately -preferably a retina specialist. If this turns out to be a retinal detachment, you have a limited amount of time to have it repaired in order to prevent severe vision loss. ...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 can cause sudden blurry vision in my right eye?

What can cause sudden blurry vision in my right eye?

Many things: Unfortunately there is limited space here for discussion and an eye exam is important for any case of sudden onset blurry vision. Its best to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more

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What causes sudden blurry vision and loss of color vision in both eyes with no pain, headache or injury in a child with an all clear detailed eye exam?

What causes sudden blurry vision and loss of color vision in both eyes with no pain, headache or injury in a child with an all clear detailed eye exam?

Type of eye exam: Was the child examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist? An ophthalmologist would include a more complete exam. Child needs more workup possibly including a MRI of the brain and followup with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.

Loss of vision: What is your age? Is the vision loss constant or intermittent? Read the book, hypothyroidism, by broda barnes, from amazon.Com. He says 95% of migraines are caused by this. I had migraines for 30 years everyday, but not one since was started on Armour Thyroid 5 years ago. Try iodoral, an iodine pill that stimulates the thyroid. It is not a rx product. ...Read more

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What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache? It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache?  It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

Please see a doctor.: Your symptoms can be from what we call floaters in the fluid behind the lens or it can also be from a detached retina, which is a serious condition needing immediate attention. Please see an ophthalmologist or go to E.R. or urgent care for evaluation right away. ...Read more

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Change in vision when standing, what can cause this?

Change in vision when standing, what can cause this?

Change in BP: When you stand up, especially quickly, it takes a few seconds for your blood pressure to adjust. It drops, the blood supply to your brain drops, and your vision may blur or dim briefly. If you stand up more slowly, you can usually avoid this. The medical term is "orthostatic hypotension.". ...Read more

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Sudden change in eye vision. .. feels like vision is centered and that the further the sides is less seen. What possible causes to what just happened?

Sudden change in eye vision. .. feels like vision is centered and that the further the sides is less seen. What possible causes to what just happened?

Vitreous bleed: It could be something really bad like retinal detachment or vitreous bleed or artery occlusion. With ur current medical problems I would suggest to see a retina specialist or an eye doctor ASAP ...Read more

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I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

Retinal lesion: Please see an eye doctor as soon as possible. What you described suggest a tear in the retina and may be retinal detachment. It can be treated, but you need to see eye doctor right away before it gets worse. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Small cataracts causing frequent changes in vision. What to expect next?

Small cataracts causing frequent changes in vision. What to expect next?

Cataracts: Generally don't cause rapid changes in vision unless there is something precipitating rapid development of cataracts like corticosteroid use. Consider the possibility of diabetes where uncontrolled sugar levels can affect vision changes rapidly. See pcp &/or ophthalmologist for thorough exam & tests. When cataracts reach point of significantly reduced vision, usual option is 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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What can cause a visual disturbances only in my left eye?

Many things: Check to see if it is the left half of the field of both eyes - in which case it could be migraine. Otherwise it could be a problem on the left such as retinal detachment, optic neuropathy, diabetes, cataract, glaucoma. If persistent you should be your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this indicate if i suddenly have distorted vision in right eye?

Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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


Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more