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blurred vision in one eye

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 24, 2006
  • 04:51 PM

Over the past few months, i have had blurred vision in my right eye which lasts for most of the day. By early eveing the vision is much more in focus. I wear corrective lens but my right eye ,,looking thru it , is as if i wasnt wearing my lens at all! I have recently gone for an eye exam, (at the time my eye was in focus) explained this to my optometrist, to which he really never gave mye much of an answer. Was wondering if anyone out there has or had similar symptoms? I have made a medical appt to see my family Dr.
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  • I have had the same thing happen to me! My vision goes in and out in my right eye. I wear contacts as well. I went to a regular physician and he didn't know what it was. Tomorrow I am seeing an eye doctor. -B
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 4, 2006
    • 11:13 PM
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  • You may have Ocular Herpes. That is what I have been suffering from for the past 9 months (on and off). It always affects just one eye and my only real symptom is blurry vision that slowly clears up as the day goes on. Evidently the damage the virus has done to the eye allows moisture to leak in and over night it can't escape, which is why it is worse in the morning. It is the same herpes virus that gives you cold sores by the way and there isn't much you can do about it other than use steroid and anti-viral drops and hope it doesn't come back soon. Go to the eye Dr.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 04:59 PM
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  • I, too, was just diagnosed with eye herpes two weeks ago. Now symptomfree. After much research it is startling that this may likely be symptomaticof something much more serious. Has anyone had this condition for a longtime and are there underlying causes of this that are not of major concern?
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  • try sleeping on your back. I sometimes sleep on my face or wake up that way and as a result have blurry eyes for much of the morning...whichever eye that i slept on, that is...just a thought but I would look into more serious reasons to be sure
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  • I have had THE SAME exact complaints as you. I wear glasses- mild nearsightedness, and my right eye occasionally is blurred most of the day, resolving by evening. With it I get double vision (up/down) as well. I have had my eye examined during the blurriness and the opthamologist says everything is fine except it is due to dryness. To which I say, why don't I ever have this issue in my left eye?? I do have an astigmatism in the right eye, as well. It was once so bad that the letter 'C' on an eye chart appeared 'chopped up' as if someone used black tape to make the letter. Make sense?I'm frustrated as I have had this for the past 3 days now.I would like to hear if you found a reasonable explanation for yours.Thanks.Dawn M.
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  • I have the problem in my left eye. It is very gradually getting worse. After going to a specialist they can find nothing wrong with the health of the eye, but now are concerned about tumors on the pituitary Gland and have to do further tests. I will ask about the Herpes option but have never suffered form cold sores???
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  • Over the past few months, i have had blurred vision in my right eye which lasts for most of the day. By early eveing the vision is much more in focus. I wear corrective lens but my right eye ,,looking thru it , is as if i wasnt wearing my lens at all! I have recently gone for an eye exam, (at the time my eye was in focus) explained this to my optometrist, to which he really never gave mye much of an answer. Was wondering if anyone out there has or had similar symptoms? I have made a medical appt to see my family Dr. thanksMI too have the same problem in my left eye and doctors can't seem to find the answer of what is causing it. They quote that it may be because I was born prematurely.
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  • You Might Want To Have An Mri. Right Eye Can Be Multiple Sclerosis
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  • I've had blurred vision in my left eye for over 10 days. started suddenly. Can't read (for more than 3 mn at a time), can't work, have an "out of my own body" feeling, feel dizzy. Generalist fist gave me antibiotics for a small ear infection = it did nothing. Then i went to see optometrist and ophtalmologist = my eye is healthy but they discovered (and so did i) that i'm far sighted in left eye. They prescribed glasses, however, they're confused at the suddeness of the condition. I've been wearing the glasses, it's doing nothing. Went to the doctor again, checked my blood sugar and tension: nothing wrong. I'm freaking out: can barely read, feel dizzy, fearing cancer, tumors, or eye shingles (I already had shingles on my shoulder blade 10 years ago). A friend mentioned the possibility of a virus that goes into your inner ear and blurs your vision?? The doctors I've seen are clueless; the specialists are clueless; the next step is neurological tests. Can anyone relate?
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  • Weird. I just started noticing this myself. I have an uncorrectable blurryness in my right eye. I have slight astigmatism in both eyes, but my eye doctor can get me to 20/15 very easily in my left eye. I just can't seem to get the right eye to see clearly.I use B&L PureVision Torics, and these work very well. I may not see as well in the right eye, but it is manageable. With glasses, however, the lack of clarity in the right eye is very noticable.I hope that someone comes back to this forum with some suggestions other than "you have MS". Gimme a break. Pituitary tumor? That's reaching a tad. I am going to see an opthamologist, and if that doesn't get me anywhere, I will see my PCP.
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  • I read this post and thought....did I write this awhile ago? I am having the exact same issues with my right eye. I had been to the eye doctor twice, went to a specialist and they also said that it was dryness and as a result of migraine headaches. I wear both contacts and glasses, but when I wear my glasses it seems like I have a dirty contact in my right eye. Also I have noticed that when I look at a computer or am trying to read something with the blurry vision it is more like a double vision. I can see one word and then below that word I see the same word again kind of in like a shadowed version. It is really frustrating and annoying. I have been taking migraine medicine for a month now....a beta blocker and then another one at night time. Neither of these are helping me. Sometimes it will be ok for a few days and then it comes back full on as if I had never taken anything for it.
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  • I've had intermittent blurriness in my left eye for several months, since I suffered a severe sinus infection and swelling on the left side of my face, including my left eye. The sinus infection was treated, but the blurriness in my left eye has continued, on and off, although it rarely lasts for longer than a few minutes at a time.CT scans/orbits (testing for tumors) have come back negative. I also underwent a corotid doppler to test for blockages, and I'm currently waiting for results of an MRI. My opthamalogist is stumped, and he referred me to a nuerologist.
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  • I've had blurred vision in my left eye for over 10 days. started suddenly. Can't read (for more than 3 mn at a time), can't work, have an "out of my own body" feeling, feel dizzy. Generalist fist gave me antibiotics for a small ear infection = it did nothing. Then i went to see optometrist and ophtalmologist = my eye is healthy but they discovered (and so did i) that i'm far sighted in left eye. They prescribed glasses, however, they're confused at the suddeness of the condition. I've been wearing the glasses, it's doing nothing. Went to the doctor again, checked my blood sugar and tension: nothing wrong. I'm freaking out: can barely read, feel dizzy, fearing cancer, tumors, or eye shingles (I already had shingles on my shoulder blade 10 years ago). A friend mentioned the possibility of a virus that goes into your inner ear and blurs your vision?? The doctors I've seen are clueless; the specialists are clueless; the next step is neurological tests. Can anyone relate?I'd get your optometrist/ophthalmologist to perform a Central visual field test (it's a subjective neurological test) that will check the function of the optic nerves in both eyes. This test will often show and "compression" but if you've had an MRI and it showed nothing then this test is useless.
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  • I noticed my blurryness while I had a sinus infection. It did not start until i started sneezing a lot. now (2weeks) the sinus infection is gone but the blurryness is not.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 08:55 PM
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  • I've had ocular herpes in my right eye for about 14 years now. It flares up about once every year or two. Your doctor has to dye it with a special solution and look at it through some kind of yellow light to actually see it. If they havn't done this, then they didn't check for ocular herpes! It's usually in the shape of an invisible lightning bolt and can cover different parts of your eye. It can happen in a non "vision sensitive" area of your eye, or it can occur right in the middle and screw your vision completely up. When it finally goes away, it can leave a scar on the surface of your eye. This transparent scar can distort your vision for a while until the scar heals and brings the surface of your eye back to where it should be. Just like with a regular cole sore on your lip - it might take a month for your skin return to 100% normal after the flare up is gone. My vision has always come back - eventually. That's been my experience anyhow.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 07:55 PM
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  • I've had blurred vision in my left eye for over 10 days. started suddenly. Can't read (for more than 3 mn at a time), can't work, have an "out of my own body" feeling, feel dizzy. Generalist fist gave me antibiotics for a small ear infection = it did nothing. Then i went to see optometrist and ophtalmologist = my eye is healthy but they discovered (and so did i) that i'm far sighted in left eye. They prescribed glasses, however, they're confused at the suddeness of the condition. I've been wearing the glasses, it's doing nothing. Went to the doctor again, checked my blood sugar and tension: nothing wrong. I'm freaking out: can barely read, feel dizzy, fearing cancer, tumors, or eye shingles (I already had shingles on my shoulder blade 10 years ago). A friend mentioned the possibility of a virus that goes into your inner ear and blurs your vision?? The doctors I've seen are clueless; the specialists are clueless; the next step is neurological tests. Can anyone relate?I too have blurred vision in the left eye....started out as floaters and progressively got worse. I went to an opthomologist and after testing my eyes, she sent me to a retina specialist...He diagnosed me with sarcoidosis (hutchinson's disease). Now I have to go to a medical doctor to see how far this disease has progressed...a lot of information can be found under Hutchinson's Disease in Google...Hope this helps you out.
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    • August 31, 2007
    • 00:47 AM
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  • I have had this for many many years and it occurs in usually one eye at a time for about a half hour. Min are followed by a slight headache. My doctor told me I was having visual migranes (which is migranes without the severe headache or nausua.Maybe this helps?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
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  • your normal eye tests done by your optician can not see if there is damage to your optic nerve by doing a normal eye test,as if the optic nerve is damaged and if that is the problem he or she can`t see around the back of someones eye.a mri was a good suggestion,but don`t panic and go thinking you have ms,as it is more than likely to be something else,i myself have ms and have had the symptoms that come with it for two years, and they are not nice, a mri showed spots on the brain,my last symtom was the blurred vision (Optic Neuritis) and that confirmed it for my neurologist. it does`nt mean you have Optic Neuritis just because your vision is blurred and even if it is it does`nt mean it is caused by ms.vitamin b12 or the lack of it can cause big problems destoying the myelin sheaths that cover the nerves (demyelination) causing symptoms like that of ms,it is treated simply by tablets,unless you have (Pernicious anemia) then it is treated by injections of vitamin b12.i know about ms, and have a close freind with Pernicious anemia, if it were any of these two things it would probably be an early symptom because these two things over a long period of time with no treament would cause more than a blurred eye.ask your doctor to do some blood tests including b12 he or she will no what else to look for, i say this because blood tests can tell a lot and may show up something that is easly treated and may not be one of the things above, and even though mri and ct scans are good and may be able to see the problem it`s even more important to know what is causing the problem.i know that it may cost people money for treatment if they live outside the uk, but go see the doctor early teatment is always the best and most effective.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
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  • In 2004 I had an episode where I had d/vision for a couple of weeks and right off the bat the eye doctor told me I had MS with no testing to see if there might be some other cause. Presently I have the same problem you do (blur in right eye) and because this doctor's report is already on my hospital record - EVERY single doctor I go to is telling me I have MS. I'm not saying I don't have MS but eye diseases are in my family and I'm just wondering if there could possibly be something else wrong. It's not glaucoma or herpes .... (?)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 10:20 PM
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  • You Might Want To Have An Mri. Right Eye Can Be Multiple SclerosisWhy did you say right eye? I have developed this blurryness in my right eye and overall the eye health is normal. Doctor says it can be the optic neuritis but there are unknown reasons for it and the recovery starts on its own after 10 days or two weeks. I am scared if it is MS. But they say its very rare. They have suggested intraveinous steroid treatment if I want to recover fast. Please tell me that how many times in a condition like mine MS is the main cause or in other words what is the main cause of this symptom by averages. My age is 32 and I have been perfectly healthy. If it is MS then there should be some other symptoms also, if a tumor then there should me other symptoms. Please shareI felt 10 days back pain in the eyeball, then blurring, its over 5 days with this condition, no imporovement, sometimes moving eyeball to extremes gives me pain.
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    • September 4, 2007
    • 05:25 PM
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