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Suddenly blurred vision in Left eye. (No one knows the reason!)

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  • Posted By: jfbaro
  • July 29, 2007
  • 11:26 AM

Hi,

I am 30, male, computer programmer. I've never had any problem in my eyes before, but 13 days ago my left eye got blurred and then I started getting dizzy sometimes. I went to the GP and he said it could be conjunctivitis (I didn't think it was, because my eye wasn't red or sticking). I applied the eyewash he prescribed for 5 days, no improvements though.
Then I went to the eye hospital and they made a lot of exams (also with dilated pupil) and the doctor there said she couldn't find anything wrong in my eyes (My problem is in the left eye only) and then asked me to go back in 5 weeks time (24/08)

After these exams I started felling my vision getting better. But today it is more blurred than yesterday. I check this by looking in some objects at home, which are always in the same place,and see if I can read the text on them. Other test is to try to focus the computer screen with the right eye covered... I could see reasonable well yesterday, today it is worse, but still better than the first days.

After going to the eye hospital I went to the GP again, and he told me I should go to optician and maybe find a pair o glasses which would make me feel more comfortable.

I don't want to wear glasses before be sure what was the cause for that problem. By my experience my vision goes better some days and worse other days. Maybe (and hopefully) it can be reversible.

The symptoms I feel in my left eye are:

- Blurred vision (Some days better, some days worse).
- Sometimes it is itching;
- Sometimes if hurts a bit;
- Sometimes I feel like there is something inside it;
- Sometimes I have a feeling as the eyelid is a bit glued;

Something I tested yesterday was to see how light I have going through one eye and compare to the other.
During the day I could see things with more brightness in the right eye (the good one).
At night however, the left eye can capture much more light (still blurred though) as I almost thought I had infrared vision in my left eye...lol!!

All this is confusing for me...

I have high cholesterol (280) and I am over weight (Not hugely though). I also don't have a healthy diet.

I always have perfect vision and now I am scared as this symptoms could be an alert for any other serious problem I have and don't know yet.

P.S.: Sorry for my English, It's difficult to me to described the symptoms as my English is not so good.

Can any one help me please?

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    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 01:36 PM
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  • I also have blurred vision in my left eye. I am a 55 year old woman who wears bifocals for distance & reading. My opthalmologist checked my vision, got alarmed & sent me to a neuro-opthalmologist who found my retina & optic nerves healthy. Told me to get medical evaluation & have my carotid arteries checked. Had complete medical workup including sonograms of both carotid arteries as well as my leg that had a blood clot in 2006 & the unaffected leg. Both carotid arteries are clear & both legs are fine. Vascular doctor said to have an echocardgiogram to see if I have a hole in my heart. Had an echo-my heart is normal. MD checked my blood for 17 different things-all I have is high cholesterol. All referred me back to original opthalmologist who sent me to a retina specialist. I went on 6/16 & he said my circulation in my eyes was good & there was no blood or blood clots behind them. Then he did a retinal angiogram. Told me to make an appointment with original opthalmologst for after July 4th so his reports could get there. Meanwhile, I have poor vision in my left eye even with my glasses on! I know what you're going through. I will see the original eye doctor on 7/7 & if necessary will go to a 2nd one for another opinion.
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  • Me too,I’m a 43yr old male that up until now has had perfect vision. Three months ago I noticed thing across the room were blurry with my left eye. The eye doctor did a complete work up and everything looked ok and set me up with glasses. Since then, I’ve been going back to the Dr. every two weeks and my eye glass prescription has changed three times and my vision keeps getting worse (need a forth). Now, everything more than a foot and a half away is blurry. The right eye is still good. I can’t afford all of those tests. I don’t know what to do. It’s really depressing!
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  • I was taking a medicine for high pressure in my eyes. It is chemically related to a new medicine to grow eyelashes. I had wonderful new eyelashes but they started to cut my cornea. I haven't had clear vision in both eyes in three months. This is so frustrating! We discontinued the drops I was using and the eye doc is hoping that I'll get my old eyelashes back. Yesterday, he gave me a new prescription for my lenses since he thinks some of the blurring is from the lenses. I don't, since I had perfectly clear vision one day and woke up the next morning all blurry. My eyes feel all dried out like they are being held open at night with a fan turned on them. I have to use artificial tears all the time and a couple times I'll wake up at night and have to use them.
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  • I think also am looking for anyone who may have a hint as to what is happening with my left eye. Today is the third time I have experienced it - lasting only a few minutes I loose my perferial vision in the left eye - nearest thing I can describe it as looking thru a window with rain drops on it as it is raining. I noted today that also, if I close my eye, I still see it.I have always had poor vision, so near sighted it's sorry... always wore glasses and in the past few years now wear bi-focals. (I will be 56 next month). Have circulation problems for the past 10 years or so, Doctors did not perscribe anything for it, they say it's just part of aging and some folks bodies age faster than others... can deal with alot but my vision is special to me as I have always had poor vision and really value the vision I have. Can anyone think why this is happening?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2009
    • 06:19 AM
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  • Hey everyone, I am having the same problem. Even after going through several tests, i am not able to find the reason why this is happening. This blurred vision in the left eye has now decreased and it happened without any medication... If anyone knows about this please help so i can take steps...
    rutherdbrown 2 Replies
    • September 25, 2009
    • 09:18 AM
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  • I had the same thing with my left eye for months - still didn't go to the doctor though... I have a feeling as something in my eye and sometimes it feels dry - i use some eye drops and it helps for af ew minutes. I also use computer a lot and my symptoms get less if i don't go near it for 2 days over the weekend. Very similar to the forst post. Let us know if it's been dignosed.Cheers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2010
    • 07:54 PM
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  • well... im only 16 and i have this problem from time to time( about once a month or so). i will lose vision in my left eye being able to basically see nothing for upwars of 30 min. Going outside usually helps since i at school most of the time when it happens. im not sure what causes it but would really like to know
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  • I have the same problem, just today it happend in my right eye.i woke up and now one eye is blurred and hard to focus. meen while the other eye is completly fine, and im only 15 and io never really had a prolem with my vision and i would really like to know why this is happening!
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  • I am also having issues with my left eye only. I am a 24 year old male. I was working construction a couple months ago and got insulation in my left eye causing some pain so I had an eye appointment got new lenses and glasses. Recently one morning when I woke up I wiped the eye crust from my eyes and had to keep doing it to my left eye (or so I thought) it felt as if there was an "eye booger" in my eye blocking my vision. I also noticed that I have eye floaters as well.At first I thought it had something to do with my contact lenses until I wore my glasses and realized the problem was with my eye not my lenses. I have no clue as to what could be causing it. It is a pain in the butt not being able to see clearly.
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  • well... im only 16 and i have this problem from time to time( about once a month or so). i will lose vision in my left eye being able to basically see nothing for upwars of 30 min. Going outside usually helps since i at school most of the time when it happens. im not sure what causes it but would really like to knowDude i am 16 and i have the same problem
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  • due to the migriane head it ill cause
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  • Yeah, I had my 4th appointment the other day, and FINALLY someone seems to have a clue.(!) The doctor said it was wild, that the astigmatism prescription would change so drastically (from -0.5 to -3.5), so she did more tests, and found a very small "rough patch" on my cornea, right in the center, that could be what was affecting my vision.(!) She said it could've been caused by having eyes that were too dry. I'd just NEVER heard that too-dry eyes causes DAMAGE!! Luckily, she feels its simply a matter of lubricating eye drops, for about a week (next appointment is Tues). What casued it? Don't know that yet. First step is to get my vision back (it WAS pretty freaky!!)
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  • im black, im 16 and i have this problem frequentlysome say its because of the ammount of weed I smoke so i think it would be helpful if you could tell me if anyone else who has this problem also smokes cannabis apart from that i really dont have a clue why this is happeningI also suffer from severve migrains from time to time.
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  • im black, im 16 and i have this problem frequentlysome say its because of the ammount of weed I smoke so i think it would be helpful if you could tell me if anyone else who has this problem also smokes cannabis apart from that i really dont have a clue why this is happeningI also suffer from severve migrains from time to time.OK what's going on here??? I have EXACT SAME symptoms as the OP on page 1. No one has gotten resolution or diagnosis yet? I really don't need another DR visit guess I'll try some eye drops see how that effects it??
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  • I have the same problem, it is fairly recent, (only since end of last year or so) I am a 15 yr old female and find it varies from very blurry and distorted to slightly or almost normal. my right eye is always fine but my left plays me up. I haven't had an eye test for about 4 years and I narrowly escaped having glasses when I was younger but now am wondering if I should let them check it and if I need glasses then so be it.
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  • I am experiencing the same thing kind of but in my right eye, it came on sudden, actually w/ a migraine and then my headache left and I still had the bluury vision in my eye, It isnt completely gone but if i close the good eye I can only see about a 3rd of everything and the rest looks like a big cloud of thick black smoke. So that eye is pretty much shot, ive been to optamologist and she said she thinks it was something called cental serious, which is where fluid collects behind your retna causing vision loss, but she said it will eventually return once the fluid drains, but she sent me to a retinal specialist to confirm it, the retinal specialist said that isnt what it is, and he didnt see anything wrong so now i have to get an MRI done in a week, I will let you know if i find anything, but other than that, I dont have any conclusions for you, kinda nervous cause its really annoying that i cant see and nobody knows what it is or if it is fixable, at least I know im not the only one now. Good luck guys!!!
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  • well... im only 16 and i have this problem from time to time( about once a month or so). i will lose vision in my left eye being able to basically see nothing for upwars of 30 min. Going outside usually helps since i at school most of the time when it happens. im not sure what causes it but would really like to knowI have this too. Google Migraines with aura for more info.
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  • I have the same problem, just today it happend in my right eye.i woke up and now one eye is blurred and hard to focus. meen while the other eye is completly fine, and im only 15 and io never really had a prolem with my vision and i would really like to know why this is happening!im 15 as well and it just started in my right eye. my right only goes blurry when i see like something bright like a computer screen tv or a light bulb and bright and that the only time it does go blurry plz someone tell me whats going on!!!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2010
    • 10:48 PM
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  • Yeah, I had my 4th appointment the other day, and FINALLY someone seems to have a clue.(!) The doctor said it was wild, that the astigmatism prescription would change so drastically (from -0.5 to -3.5), so she did more tests, and found a very small "rough patch" on my cornea, right in the center, that could be what was affecting my vision.(!) She said it could've been caused by having eyes that were too dry. I'd just NEVER heard that too-dry eyes causes DAMAGE!! Luckily, she feels its simply a matter of lubricating eye drops, for about a week (next appointment is Tues). What casued it? Don't know that yet. First step is to get my vision back (it WAS pretty freaky!!)Hey im 13 years old and the other day out of the blue i got blured vision from one eye and then followed by a headache also happend day after but not as bad do you know why i am getting miny migrains sudenly? Also my sight goes wierd during the day?? x
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2010
    • 03:39 PM
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