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Other causes or eye blurriness??

I get eye blurriness and eye pain, BUT…

The blurriness may stay for a couple of hours, then go away then come back again for a couple of hours… the best way to explain the blurriness is that I can’t read words as they are just too mushed up.

And the eye pain isn’t bad pain it’s just a mild ache behind my eye. And I wouldn’t say it got worse when I move my eye.

I’ve tried the colour test, and i’d say reds looked very very very slightly plaer, but relaly nothing to write home about!! (And may even be me looking for something that isn’t there!)

So I don’t think this can be ON, is there anything else that can cause this? It’s the eye blurriness that prompted me to contact my neuro and I know have an earlier appt.

Other vision problems include ‘missing letters’ in my peripheral vision when reading. (Although I’d add this is very different to missing letters/words in periphiral vision when I have a migrain, this feels very different!)

Thank you for any advice x

Hi Jules I don’t know the answer to your question, but I can identify with what you are saying! Last year my vision didn’t feel right, I had a achy heavy feeling behind my eyes (left was worse) I felt my vision was not the same as usual, every thing looked flat, and I was having to move my head around to see things. Tried to explain this to neuro who didn’t really know what I was on about! Specilest eye doctor did some tests and I had lost field vision and all depth perception! Eye doc said not ON but I do have a lesion on my occipital area of the brain, I think this could be the reason, I could be wrong and Rizzo is an expert but I think this is the area that helps interprate the things we see., so in my opinion this is what has caused my problems. I get lots of blurry vision and pain and I think this is because I my eyes working harder to see things due to changes in my visual fields. Hope this makes since as left eye is soooooo tired today! Hope your appointment gos well Ppx

Hi Jules, I get blurry vision too, sometimes worse than others and some pain behind my eyes. I have it all the time to a greater or lesser extent. It is not ON and both optician and neuro agree that it’s MS causing it. It’s worse when my symptoms are bad esp fatigue.

Easy to get it checked out though… either GP or optician can dx it. If they say it is ON, make sure they inform your neuro.

Sometimes I lie and listen to radio or audo book with my eyes closed. That helps a bit.

Hope this helps,

Pat x

There are quite a lot of possible causes including things like weak muscles, fatigue, migraine, side effects and a lot of visual conditions. The best way to find out what’s going on is to see an ophthalmologist (your GP can refer you). Vision is precious - don’t assume it’s nothing; best get it checked out.

Karen x

Maybe you could check each eye with an Amsler Grid test to try to get a handle on what is happening.

http://www.opt.indiana.edu/riley/HomePage/Amsler_Grid/4TEXTamsler_grid.html

or try some of these Visual Symptom Simulators:

http://visionsimulations.com/

hiya.definately need to see an eye doc as Karen suggest could be many reasons for your probs so these need to be looked at. on eye pain can vary as can vision and colour vision isn’t always affected but really the tale tale sign would be looking at the optic nerve after dilating pupils although inflamation cannot always be seen esp if it is on the nerve behind the eye also the pupil reaction with on the pupil will dilate when light is shined across the eye…instead of getting smaller… so really best to get checked and and refered via your gp. let us know how you get on em x

Nice information on eye care, In this post you have taken very deep point on eye blurriness .

Regards,
Eye care, Macushield

Hi Jules

as the others have said - I’d get your eyes looked at by a professional and that means a referral to the ophthalmologist.

MS can cause a whole host of different eye probs aside from optic neuritis as Karen said.

Hope it gets better. Our eyes are very precious.

Reemz

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Oh my gosh Jules I could have written this post. If you find out anything let me know as well, please.

I was just at the hospital on Thursday with the same thing. I was able to get an emergency appt with the eye specialist who did a series of test and had a good look into my eyes and said I had very healthy eyes but did have a larger than normal floaters.

Sometimes I can’t see out of my right eye because of all the “floaters” that get into the line of my vision and I also had the ache in the back of the eye.

Shell

Oh my gosh Jules I could have written this post. If you find out anything let me know as well, please.

I was just at the hospital on Thursday with the same thing. I was able to get an emergency appt with the eye specialist who did a series of test and had a good look into my eyes and said I had very healthy eyes but did have a larger than normal floaters.

Sometimes I can’t see out of my right eye because of all the “floaters” that get into the line of my vision and I also had the ache in the back of the eye.

Shell