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Blurry vision no one can diagnose

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  • Posted By: dgseyes
  • August 26, 2009
  • 05:45 PM

I've had occasional bouts of blurred vision and dizziness for about 5 years. In the last 2 years it's gotten steadily worse in that it is now almost constant. No pain, just bad blurry vision and now some blind spots--not dark just unable to see shapes at all. This is like Mystery Diagnosis, I've been to nerologists, optometrists, ophthamologists, internists; I've had MRI, CAT scan, been checked for arterial blockage even been given anti-depressants. The last opthamologist I saw this week says 'toxic amblyopia' but I haven't been exposed to toxins, I don't drink, I smoke about a pack a week and as far as I know I have no vitamin difficiencies. I'm not diabetic, my blood pressure is well-controlled by medication, no thyroid issues or anything other physical problems--and I have 20/20 vision--but I can't get rid of the blurriness! Am I the only one with this problem? I can't 'just 'live with it', I can't drive! I haven't been able to work! HELP!

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  • My husband is experiencing almost exactly this same thing at this time for a problem at this time. He's a 35 yr old male, healthy is every way we can figure out. He takes blood pressure medicine as you also mentioned but it's controlled as well. They tell us the problem is with his optic nerve, he has some type of issue with the nerve (inflammation, thinning, swelling we're not sure) that is causing dimming, blind spots, blurry/fuzzy vision.We've been to numerous doctors including 2 major nationally recognized clinics in the country, he's had MRI's, CAT scans, lumbar puntures and he still has not been diagnosed. He has been dealing with this for about 6 months and he is already at the point that he can not drive and will not be able to continue to work. We just plan to keep going until we find someone who can tell us what's wrong so we can find a way to fix it. Good luck and please email me if you find out any information at jackdiii28@yahoo.com. Thank you!!I've had occasional bouts of blurred vision and dizziness for about 5 years. In the last 2 years it's gotten steadily worse in that it is now almost constant. No pain, just bad blurry vision and now some blind spots--not dark just unable to see shapes at all. This is like Mystery Diagnosis, I've been to nerologists, optometrists, ophthamologists, internists; I've had MRI, CAT scan, been checked for arterial blockage even been given anti-depressants. The last opthamologist I saw this week says 'toxic amblyopia' but I haven't been exposed to toxins, I don't drink, I smoke about a pack a week and as far as I know I have no vitamin difficiencies. I'm not diabetic, my blood pressure is well-controlled by medication, no thyroid issues or anything other physical problems--and I have 20/20 vision--but I can't get rid of the blurriness! Am I the only one with this problem? I can't 'just 'live with it', I can't drive! I haven't been able to work! HELP!
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    • November 6, 2009
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