Blurred vision and dizziness are two symptoms of many illnesses. They may occur separately or together and if they affect the patients at the same time, along with otherif symptoms and signs, it may point to the presence of certain diseases.
Dizziness generally refers to unpleasant sensation of unsteadiness and imbalance. Blurry vision is a symptom of loss of sharpness of vision.
Some Causes of Blurred Vision and Dizziness
There are many medical conditions that are associated with the occurrence of blurred vision and dizziness. Migraines, changes in blood pressure and Meniere's disease are some of them.
Migraines are a severe form of headache which typically affect one half of the head, they tend to linger and are generally accompanied by nausea and vomiting. They may be induced by stress or certain foods. Before the very attack of the migraine a person may experience a so-called aura, a warning set of signs. Aura includes visual disturbances and increased sensitivity to light. Blurred vision can be one of the features of the aura while dizziness can be one of the characteristic of the very migraine attack.
Changes in blood pressure are always accompanied by certain symptoms. This happens in both cases, the elevation in blood pressure and the drop in blood pressure. Both of the conditions may cause blurred vision and dizziness at the same time. However, these symptoms are more common for drop in blood pressure. Blurred vision and dizziness are, for example, typical for orthostatic hypotension. This type of hypotension can occur when one stands up too quickly.
Meniere's disease is another cause of blurred vision and dizziness. The condition develops as a consequence of changes in fluid within the ear. Apart from blurred vision and dizziness patients suffering from Meniere's disease also suffer from tinnitus, hearing loss, fatigue and discomfort.
Treatment for Blurred Vision and Dizziness
Before any kind of treatment a person should consult a doctor who will perform physical and neurological exams and additional tests and eventually set the correct diagnosis. Only then the most suitable treatment can be prescribed.