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About the symptom

Blurred vision refers to the lack of sharp vision resulting in difficulty seeing fine details.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Photophobia

  • Eye pain

  • Visual field defect

  • double vision

Possible causes

  • Macular edema

    Macular edema is the buildup of fluid in the macula, the area in your retina responsible for central vision. Macular edema occurs when there is fluid leading to swelling in the macula. This buildup of fluid will lead to blurring of vision and vision loss in severe cases. Macular edema can be commonly caused by a blockage in your retinal arteries or veins as well as diabetes.

  • Cataracts

    Degeneration of the lens inside the eye, causing it to become opaque. As a result, lights appear glaring and vision becomes blurred. In the elderly, cataracts are usually caused by aging, In children however, it may be due to genetic conditions, drugs, or viral infections while in the womb.

  • Diabetic macular edema (DME)

    Diabetic macular edema is caused by the condition when tiny bulges (microaneurysms) protrude from the vessel walls, leaking or oozing fluid and blood into the retina. This fluid can cause swelling (edema) in the central part of the retina (macula) and it may cause vision problems or blindness.

  • Pathologic myopia

  • Branch retinal vein occlusion
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease
  • Candidiasis (oral, hands and feet)
  • Acromegaly

Related serious diseases

  • Malignant hypertension

    Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure with evidence that it is causing organ damage. High blood pressure is a medical emergency if there is reason to believe organ damage is occurring. Causes include not taking blood pressure medications, blood vessel disease, kidney disease, spinal cord injuries, adrenal gland tumors, certain medications like birth control pills and illegal drugs abuse, such as cocaine.

  • Retinal detachment

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