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What can cause frequent episodes of blurred vision?

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Dr. N. K. Misra

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Posted on 5 days ago in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: During the past three years , about twice a year I will get a brief period of blurred vision that starts in one eye , slowing moving to both , and than fading away , lasting approximately 15min . I can still see through this period but my vision appears glassy or blurred . I do have floaters in my eyes , but this is totally different . I am usually quite tired when this occurs . Lately I have had three of these episodes in as many weeks , therefore raising my concern .
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Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Migraine.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for sending your query to us.
This is a migraine. To confirm the diagnosis there are few facts which are to be verified.

This blurring, which is in an arcuate manner, starts from the centre of the eye moving to the periphery. This is scintillating scotoma.

If the blurring is on the right of right eye, then it will be on the right of the left eye also, this can be confirmed by closing one eye at a time during the attack.

This blurring is followed half an hour later by a headache with or without nausea.

The trigger is excessive mental and physical stress. So here is the key. Avoid such situation, have your meal at a proper time followed by adequate rest.

Exposure to extreme weather can also precipitate the attack.
The symptoms which I have described may or may not be present in all cases.

It is a lifestyle management issue also. If proper management, like food, rest and exercise do not help then medication can be started.

Do not worry, 10% of the world population has it and only intelligent people get it.

Regards,
Dr. N. K. Misra, Ophthalmologist
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