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    Old 08-31-2004, 06:40 AM   #1
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    Unhappy blurry vision with dizziness

    Hello,
    I have had a problem with my eyes and equilibrium now for 2 1/2 weeks. One day I noticed that I felt like I was floating and I couldn't focus on objects that were near or far. I also felt really dizzy and lightheaded and I had trouble reading. I went to the ophthamologist and she said that I needed new glasses but something else is going on. I just had an MRI which came out normal, I am having an ENG test on Thursday to ruke out inner ear problems. I notice that my vision is worse when I wake up and in very dark places. I am freaking out because I feel like I will never be normal again. I can deal with the dizziness, but the vision thing is driving me crazy. My vision has been bad since I was a kid. My left eye is a -1050 and my right eye is almost perfect. This has never bothered me in the past, and I have always been able to see pretty well, except for at night. Has anyones vision ever changed suddenly and have you experienced dizziness and mind fogginess along with it? Any information would be helpful!

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    Old 09-02-2004, 09:05 AM   #2
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Do you take high blood pressure medication? If so, this may very well be the problem. I am currently dealing with a new med, makes me dizzy, foggy and I am about to throw in the towel on it and ask for something different. Anytime you are foggy, your vision will also be foggy.

     
    Old 09-02-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply! I am currently not taking any medication and I wasn't when all of this started. It's definitely getting annoying because I feel slightly drunk all the time. My brain is not working up to its potential. My vision has improved somewhat but I still see floaters in my left eye!

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    Old 09-03-2004, 05:06 AM   #4
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Kendall: Did you have a blood test? It could possibly be a blood sugar problem. Or anemia.

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    Old 09-03-2004, 09:37 AM   #5
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Actually yes, and everything cam back ok. I have no idea what is going on yet and it is driving me crazy.

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    Old 09-03-2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Seeing floaters in eye could be trash floating around due to "ooops forgot what it is called", anyway, part of the eye separates. See an eye doctor and get it checked out.

    Dizziness could be due to bloodpressure dropping when you rise to get out of bed. Sit on side of bed 2 minutes, pump feet up and down like walking on toes 10 times, then, sit for another 1 minute. Get up slow and proceed. See if this will make a difference.

     
    Old 09-03-2004, 05:24 PM   #7
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    Re: blurry vision with dizziness

    Hi Kendall...

    I am interested in knowing if your ophthalmologist informed you whether or not you had any inflammation in your eye. It appears to me, based on waking up with blurred vision---or having it when you get up from laying down---that you may have some macula edema. See term papilledema.

    When you have inflammation inside the eye, there can be many causes: Systemic, autoimmune, trauma, or idiopathic (will never know). And because the vision loss (sudden) is a sign of some serious conditions, you were referred for a workup (lab/MRI imaging).


    Optic Neuritis is another condition that should be ruled out as it can affect the vision by having sudden vision loss. It is swelling of the optic nerve which can cause macula edema. See term Optic Neuritis. If you have this condition, you need to be treated ASAP with IV Solumedrol, tapered off with oral prednisone. A neurologist is a specialist that can treat ON and prescribe the IV treatment. The reason why a patient with ON needs this treatment is because statistics have shown those patients treated with it can prevent the onset of MS or delay it up to 5 to 10 years--maybe even 25 and, the IV solumedrol will help restore your vision. ON is a pre-cursor to MS.

    Lastly, did you experience any "flashes" of light? The floaters that you are seeing, are they forming a web pattern? If so, you may have hemorrhaging in your eye. Do you have any type of occlusion? Artery or vein in your eye?
    Not to say that its this condition but see the term Susac's Syndrome. The key is a Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion, which the ophthalmologist can verify. It is a very rare disorder and can cause the confusion that you are experiencing. Some of the symptoms are migraine, hearing loss, ringing in the ears and because the symptoms are so similar to other conditions, it often gets misdiagnosed as a complicated migraine or even MS. See terms such as central retinal vein occlusion and Branch retinal artery occlusion.

    It may be one or none of the above, but I thought I'd pass on what I've learned! Keep us apprised. Cal Sun

    Vitreous floaters are what the previous post was referring you to.

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