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cloudiness/ blurriness in one day gradually worsens throughout the day?

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  • Posted By: katelouise88
  • September 22, 2008
  • 08:10 AM

I have been experiencing cloudiness/ fuzziness/ blurriness in only one of my rights which is really strange. I wake up fine in the morning, no vision troubles, but gradually as the day goes on my right eye becomes more and more blurry until everything is extremely fuzzy! I brought eyedrops for dry eyes which clear up vision a TINY bit but not enough to see properly. I also find that when I have a nap and then wake up my vision is fine for a bit - but then does its getting blurry thing again. What could this be? I used to wear contact lenses but stopped a few weeks ago once this started happening. Please help!!

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  • Don't fool around with your eyes. See a doctor.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • September 22, 2008
    • 04:58 PM
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  • I've seen a GP, optometrist and opthamologist - I cannot get a diagnosis this is why I've posted in the 'I cannot get a diagnosis. Please help' forum. Does anyone know what this could be?
    katelouise88 3 Replies
    • September 22, 2008
    • 11:51 PM
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  • Okay, this is simple eye strain. Some persons develop it one eye and some in both, even with variations of myopic vision in one eye and presbyopic tendencies in the other. Noting that you previously wore contacts, if you presently have a prescription and it's insufficient this can represent the cause of the strain in many cases if the vision is uncorrected. Realize that depending upon the shape of the cornea and eye, objects will either focus short or long of the retina field. As the person struggles to gain accommodation, this places strain on the eye and it's ability to focus. If you need correction to 20/20, then you need to be certain that your prescription is sufficient for both eyes. If you were simply wearing contacts for cosmetic reasons, ie colored lens, then realize that these products are not suitable for persons who tend to experience dry eyes and with extended exposure, can exacerbate dryness and reduce flexibility of the cornea and lens. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 02:37 AM
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  • Thanks so much for your response, I think you've hit the nail on the head. I am short-sighted and got my vision re-rested and was told that I needed a new, stronger prescription. I have started wearing the new glasses with the new prescription, and the random blurriness in my right eye has decreased, although not gone away completely. It also happens less often now. I'm thinking maybe after a while of using the new prescription my eye will (hopefully) become less strained and the blurriness will eventually go away.. I will also continue using eyedrops for dry eyes and see what happens...
    katelouise88 3 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 04:57 AM
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