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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable ...Read more


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Blurred vision w/prescription glasses on have astigmatism & 4 or more migraines/week w/extreme pressure sharp pain over right eye. What could it be?

Blurred vision w/prescription glasses on have astigmatism & 4 or more migraines/week w/extreme pressure sharp pain over right eye. What could it be?

A reason for exam: Eye prescriptions don't last forever and changes in your general health or prescribed medications - even birth control - can made adjustments necessary. See a good vision doctor and/or your GP for exam if new lenses don't remove the pain(s). Don't wait - this is not likely to just change back and there's no need to suffer. ...Read more

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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...Read more

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Is dim vision a symptom of eye fatigue?

Is dim vision a symptom of eye fatigue?

No: Dim vision means relative darkening of images and surrounds compared to what a normal eye sees. Dim vision is caused by not enough light entering the back of the eye (cataract, small pupil, severely scarred cornea, severe lid droop) or the eye not transferring signals to the brain (retinal disease, glaucoma, optic nerve disease, poor blood circulation) . See your eye md. ...Read more

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Could sudden blurred vision be only symptom of tia?

Could sudden blurred vision be only symptom of tia?

Possible: TIA can present as suddenly decreased vision ("curtain falling" or blurred vision). It can be in one eye or in both eyes (in which case it is usually only on one side of vision). Many other diseases can cause blurry vision - migraines, problems with the eye itself. ...Read more

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Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Is blurred vision a symptom I hypoglycemia?

Blurred vision: Both high & low blood sugar levels can affect vision: high blood sugar causes swelling in lens, resulting in blurred vision. When blood sugar is better controlled, lens is less/not swollen & vision may change again. If eyes have adapted to higher blood sugar levels & swelling, dropping down to low sugar levels can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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Could dim vision be a symptom of eye fatigue?

Could dim vision be a symptom of eye fatigue?

Dim Vission: There are several causes of dim vision, a detailed eye examination by an ophthalmologist is required to diagnose the causative entity. ...Read more

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What causes sudden but persistent contact lens intolerance?

What causes sudden but persistent contact lens intolerance?

GPC: Giant papillary conjunctivitis is the most common cause of sudden contact lens intolerance. It is treated with a period of contact lens discontinuation, topical steroid and anti-histamine/mast cell stabilizer, frequent artificial tears. Other issues such as dry eye or blepharitis could also be the cause of ctl intolerance. You should see your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Ghosting far,and near, halos,blurry.Not sudden, but gradual.MRI brain-Clear.Eye doc check-Clear.History:Astigmatism, nearsighted.What could be prob?

Ghosting far,and near, halos,blurry.Not sudden, but gradual.MRI brain-Clear.Eye doc check-Clear.History:Astigmatism, nearsighted.What could be prob?

Blurry: Vision issues can be due to many things. Was your lens complete clear? Any history of diabetes, steroid use? What did your LipiScan show? How much do you weigh? Did you get a Pentacam. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Migraine, blurred vision one eye, eye twitching, nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine,  blurred vision one eye, eye twitching,  nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What condition could cause sinus pain accompanied with distorted vision?

What condition could cause sinus pain accompanied with distorted vision?

Migraines: Migraine headaches can cause pain in various parts of the head as well as temporary double vision, light sensitivity, dizziness, ringing in ears, charges in or other auras. ...Read more

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Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Is having poor night vision a symptom of glaucoma?

Possible: Not a typical presenting symptom but at more advanced stages, especially if both eyes affected, contrast sensitivity will be decreased. ...Read more

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Could the wrong prescription of glasses cause visual disturbances & double vision?

Could the wrong prescription of glasses cause visual disturbances & double vision?

Possibly: It depends upon how off the prescription is. Moderate difference from the true power can be compensated well by most eyes. Only if the prescription is way off can you experience blur and doubling of vision. ...Read more

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Can sudden blurred vision be only symptom of getting tia?

Yes: Any sudden decrease in vision warrants immediate examination by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain,  blurry vision?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could hyperopia and astigmatism cause distorted vision?

Could hyperopia and astigmatism cause distorted vision?

Refractive Error: Yes, hyperopia and astigmatism are forms of refractive error that if not corrected with glasses or contact lenses can result in diminished or possibly even distorted vision. A detailed examination with an eye care provider is helpful in determining the extent of your refractive error and whether glasses, contacts, or other options will be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism be a symptom of mitochondrial disease?

Can astigmatism be a symptom of mitochondrial disease?

No: Astigmatism has to do with the shape of the eyeball which is heavily influenced by genetics. It is quite different from what happens inside the metabolism of functioning cells. The mitochondria are little work centers that process/make things in response to and in unison with the information provided by the cell nucleus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having astigmatism?

What are the symptoms of having astigmatism?

Visual blur: Astigmatism is found in an eye with some degree of ovalness. Most are intrinsic (not due to some external cause) and it is very common (over 60% of eyes have some degree of astigmatism). Correction is a reverse oval of the proper power in eyeglasses or contact lenses. Lasik can also correct this. There are no eyedrops, lifestyle changes or dietary changes to correct this. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of astigmatism that a person would notice?

Are there symptoms of astigmatism that a person would notice?

Yes: "astigamatism symptoms", generally blurred or distorted vision, can be caused by many things. Incorrect glasses prescription, or glasses fitting in a tilted or "crooked" manner, can also cause these symptoms. See an ophthalmologist or optometrist to see if the glasses prescription is correct, and that they are fitting properly. ...Read more

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Can there be any symptoms of astigmatism in infants?

Can there be any symptoms of astigmatism in infants?

Not much of an issue: Babies are born nearsighted, ~20/400 vision & can see clearly about 12 inches at the start. As they age, changes in the size of the eye bring them into better focus, & 20/20 vision is generally achieved by ~5y. As long as baby has similar visual imput from both their eyes, the brain seems to adjust & accept the info. If one eye is weak or distorted the brain may turn it off= ambliopia. ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the head lead to symptoms of astigmatism?

Nope: Astigmatism is the curvature of your cornea which cause blur, liike being near-sighted. ...Read more

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Why would doc say I have the worst case of astigmatism she has ever seen?

Why would doc say I have the worst case of astigmatism she has ever seen?

Heavy handed: Asitgmatism is an ovalness of the optical parts of the eye which requires a reverse oval to correct in the eyeglasses or contacts used to correct it. It is common and in some cases can be quite extreme. Perhaps your doc is inexperienced, has not seen many cases and you are the worst. Or perhaps your doc is a little insensitive and overreacting to things. A second opinion can be helpful. ...Read more

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I suffer from myopic astigmatism since borned. I also had operated strabismus. My dioptries haven't changed since 2009! Is ths a good sign? :)

I suffer from myopic astigmatism since borned. I also had operated strabismus. My dioptries haven't changed since 2009! Is ths a good sign? :)

Sounds good: I am hoping that your treatment when an infant and child kept the vision good in both eyes and even better, that you can use the eyes together? The diopters are less important than whether you have good vision in both eyes. Myopia tends to increase a little into the low to mid 20s and then it stops. You may have some small changes the next several years but these can be corrected. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism, i haven't been to an eye doctor in 10 years. I get unfocused when i look down then back up. Is it possible it got worst?

I have astigmatism, i haven't been to an eye doctor in 10 years. I get unfocused when i look down then back up. Is it possible it got worst?

Yes: Yes, your prescription may change - you need to be checked for new glasses or contacts if you are having blurry vision, and have the overall health of your eyes checked. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

Corneal curvature: Astigmatism just means that your cornea is not perfectly spherically shaped and instead has different curvatures in different directions (kind of like a football in the extreme example). Everyone has some degree of astigmatism although not everyone has enough to notice it. I doubt you "need" any surgery. ...Read more

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How bad is astigmatism?

Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes astigmatism?

Eye growth: Mosty astigmatism is due to the way the eye develops as it grows and is due to differential growth in one axis causing an ovalness of the need for glasses. Some astigmatism can also be from eye trauma. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism be cured?

Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision corrrection ( lasik or prk ) or incisional corneal procedures. ...Read more

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How common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism treated?

How is astigmatism treated?

Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more

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What happens in astigmatism.?

Distorted vision: Regular astigmatism is a refractive error produced when your eye generates an image as if the light rays passed through a glass football. Glasses, contact lenses, or laser vision correction can correct the error so you can see better. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Diagnosing Astigmati: Astigmatism is caused by a football shaped cornea so technologies can that can measure corneal shape (topographers) can diagnose astigmatism.Glasses refraction, corneal topography, scheimpflug photography, keratometry, and many sophisticated technologies can easily diagnose astigmatism today. Most cases can be corrected by glasses/cls, laser techniquesand lens implant technologies (toric lenses). ...Read more

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Can a major astigmatism be fixed?

Can a major astigmatism be fixed?

Usually: Astigmatism can be corrected with eyeglasses and special contact lenses. It can be diminished with lasik surgery in most cases. The key word here is "major". Discuss with your ophthalmologist what options would be best for you. ...Read more