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Has anyone ever gotten a blurry-vision after getting up from a sitting or lying position fast?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Common

When you sit up fast, there is a tendency for the blood to pool and a drop in the perfusion of the eye and brain.
This can temporarily blur the vision and also can cause a bit of dizziness and lightheadedness. Mostly this is benign but could be a symptom of cardiac issues, low blood count and a few other issues. Check with your regular doctor if this is a big problem.

In brief: Common

When you sit up fast, there is a tendency for the blood to pool and a drop in the perfusion of the eye and brain.
This can temporarily blur the vision and also can cause a bit of dizziness and lightheadedness. Mostly this is benign but could be a symptom of cardiac issues, low blood count and a few other issues. Check with your regular doctor if this is a big problem.
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