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blurry vision. Any advice welcome

Discussion in 'Other Symptoms' started by PandaEyes, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. PandaEyes

    PandaEyes Established Member

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    Im struggling to read or watch TV. Ive had an abnormally busy weeknd and hav been trying to rest as much as i can.
    I have low cortisol issues, not diabetic. Seeing endocrinologist soon.
    It’s like looking through dirty glasses.
    Any advice?
     
  2. Dancer

    Dancer Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I saw my ophthalmologist last week, and learned I'm developing cataracts. It was a surprise because I'm kinda young for that. She said it can happen earlier when you have a systemic illness... Not sure if that could be part of the blurry vision you're experiencing, but may be worth checking. Hope you find answers! Hugs!
     
  3. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I get blurry vision all the time (every 3-4 hrs or so). Some supplements have helped a bit stamina wise, but this is mainly a result of cognitive exertion for me. I've got some new glasses which have that prevencia coating on them which reduces glare quite a bit....doesn't help with contrast unfortunately. I've found pacing by alternating tasks like breaking up screen work with other things helps a bit. I just treat this as another symptom of the dreaded brain fog.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I get blurry vision in my left eye. It's a combination of having astigmatism and dry eyes.
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My vision fluctuates frustratingly from day to day, even hour to hour. Only resting with my eyes closed seems to help a bit. All my eye tests (including pressure) are normal.

    Here are some related links, including Phoenix Rising threads, that might be helpful (not recommendations).

    Jason et al: Vision-related symptoms as a clinical feature of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? Evidence from the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire

    http://www.meresearch.org.uk/our-research/completed-studies/vision-related-symptoms/

    Godts et al: Binocular Vision in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27799582
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...lar-vision-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome.47711/

    Blurry Vision Anyone?
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/blurry-vision-anyone.47245/

    Visual Problems with ME/CFS
    http://www.fightingfatigue.org/visual-problems-with-mecfs/

    Wilson et al: Increased vulnerability to pattern-related visual stress in myalgic encephalomyelitis
    http://www.meresearch.org.uk/our-research/completed-studies/visual-stress/

    When Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Harms Vision
    https://www.everydayhealth.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/vision-problems.aspx

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Eyes
    https://www.rebuildyourvision.com/blog/vision-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-eyes/
     
  6. PandaEyes

    PandaEyes Established Member

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    Thanks everyone. :hug:
     
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    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This happens to me often, especially when I'm tired. Resting helps, closing the eyes. If I could sleep it off it is great, but often it stays for 2-3 days and goes away gradually; from blurry to fuzzy and than fuzzy on the edges of the objects to complete riddance.
     
  8. Sing

    Sing Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I use a boric acid eyewash I make myself and keep cold in the refrigerator. It feels great, adds some lubrication and kills or suppresses germs. I have had dry eye problems for nearly as long as I have had this illness, and they have resulted in recurring infections until I remembered how my mother and her mother used to make and use boric acid eyewash.

    I can also get fuzzy dim vision from very low blood pressure, but this is another cause.
     
  9. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    If you have not seen your ophthalmologist recently, I think it would be a good idea to do so and eliminate (or find) any non-ME causes of the blurry vision.
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Jan87 Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi I am a new member and just saw your post,
    I have started to have blurry vision since last October and saw an optician who said I have dry eyes,floaters and the start of a very tiny cataract he said, my vision for me has got a lot a worse since last October.
    It’s hard to explain my vision but I don’t see things clearly it’s like looking through glass or 3D.strange I know.
     
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  12. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A couple of years ago I got a rather bad case of conjunctivitis which was caused by dry eyes creating friction between my eyes and my contact lenses. It's known as "giant papillary conjunctivitis" or GPC.

    It was painful and resulted in light sensitivity and a strange "haze" to my vision, as if looking through a dirty glass. It also messed with my depth perception in an odd way because the "haze" somehow reduced my perception of image contrast, which can be a depth cue.

    I only mention this because I might have characterized it as "blurry" vision, although it really isn't. It took a long time to resolve using both prescription and regular eye drops, but it finally went away.

    As mentioned above, seeing an eye doctor would probably be a good idea. There are things I might not give my highest priority, but vision isn't one of them.
     
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