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What causes intermittent blurred vision?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 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 .
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 20 hours later
Brief Answer:

Migraines very probably, other causes to be excluded first.

Detailed Answer:


Conditions to consider in your case are a retinal migraine, the aura of a migraine.

To confirm migraines is necessary first to rule out any eye disease or vascular causes such carotid artery disease, hypercoagulability, etc.

Carotid arteries and brain imaging such MRI and blood tests such sedimentation rate, complete blood panel may be necessary as well as an evaluation by an Ophthalmologist.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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