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Sudden blurring of vision - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello I'm a 23 year old male from New york
Doctor :   ok.
User :   hello my concern is that for past few days my vision in my left eye has been a bit blurry
User :   its bothering me because it distorts my overall vision unless i cover that left eye
Doctor :   ok. Di you ever hurt or injure the eye ?
Doctor :   did
User :   no never
Doctor :   Did it started suddenly ? is its progressing
User :   yea started i believe sunday morning
User :   and i dont know if it has progressed but sometimes it really bothers me
User :   last couple weeks ive had labyrinthitis and bad case of sinus problems
Doctor :   ok, Labrynthitis may not be related directly
Doctor :   I strongly suspect either interocular bleed or retinal plethora
Doctor :   You have to get a retinoscope
Doctor :   consult your nearest Opthalmologist for the same
Doctor :   Do not delay
User :   how could i have gotten either?
Doctor :   Many of the illnesses are idiopathic
Doctor :   i still cant rule out the labrynthitis as the not the cause
User :   well i had alot of headaches for a while and went to E.R. and was told it was likely a sinus infection my headaches were all over my head i was on antibiotics
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   well there are numerous causes of the sudden blurring of the vision , a retinoscope can give a detailed insight
User :   i dont have any medical insurance though
Doctor :   retinoscope is not a major perocedure
Doctor :   it will be done by the othalmologist in his clinic
User :   could i go to ER since im under a plan and dont have to pay for that
Doctor :   retinoscope or fundoscope is a portable instrument carried by the opthalmologist procedure is simple, fast and cheap
Doctor :   yes, Visit ER,
Doctor :   but do not delay
User :   ok i will
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   its weird its like my eye focuses then goes out of cous
User :   focus
Doctor :   yes, if it is prolonged you may get Amblyopia due to differences in the vision
Doctor :   use a goggle which completely block the vision of the affected eye until it gets treated
User :   ok thank you .go now to ER since i have time
Doctor :   yes
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