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What does blurry vision during midday and nighttime indicate?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I'm 67 year old male, with otherwise normal vision. For the past month, I would wake up with a clear vision, and then as the day progresses, it becomes hazy (not blurry). It then clears up again overnight. I don't have any other symptoms, everything seems to check out fine.

Blinking my eyes or putting drops in them doesn't seem to help, and the cause of the haze looks like something is clouding up something in the front part of my eye, like how a window fogs over. I do not have cataracts, I have IOLs in both eyes, from a long time ago.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Presbiopia likely cause

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. There are two broad possibilities to consider:
* Presbyopia or the age related degenerative changes that diminish the capacity to focus could be a factor. As the day progresses, the eye muscles tire out and their capacity to maintain focus diminishes thus leading to the blurriness. Immature cataract could be an additional contributor.
* There could be degenerative changes of the vitreous humor inside the eye.

In either case you need to visit an ophthalmologist and get a thorough evaluation done.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 13 hours later
I'm seeing my ophthalmologist in a couple of days for a full eye examination. I'm just trying to get a 2nd opinion before I see him. The hazy vision is not so bad now, it does seem to be clearing up. There is a difference between "hazy vision" and "blurry vision", the latter being caused by vision being out of focus for whatever reason. And it is not possible for me to have any cataracts because my natural lens have been removed decades ago.

I forgot to include in my symptoms that a month ago, my eyes were burning and I did suffer from light sensitivity. Again, those symptoms are not so bad now, it seems like whatever it was, I seem to be recovering from it, even though it's taken me a month to get over it. Any ideas what that could have been? Someone else suggested that it's just eyestrain, something to do with inflamed ciliary muscles, and that I just need to give it a rest and go see an ophthalmologist, which I am about to.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Eye strain is indeed the likely factor

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the updates. I too think that it is due to eye strain. I have simply used the term presbyopia to denote the same. I hope that things would get sorted when you see the ophthalmologist.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 22 hours later
Okay, just when I'm about to see my ophthalmologist, I now have bloodshot eyes, and they feel like they are burning. What's your opinion now? Good thing that I'm just about to see my doc.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Glaucoma could be the possible cause

Detailed Answer:
In such a case it is possible that the eye pressure is raised, a condition called glaucoma. A clinical evaluation will help in the confirmation.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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