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Sudden blurred vision

Blurred vision

The healthy eyes are very important to every person. Without vision, it would be very difficult to perform any activity. Therefore, when any eye disorder appears, it is highly recommended to take it seriously and treat it on time. Sometimes, eye disorders may refer to the eye disease, but eye disorder may also be just a symptom for some other serious health condition. One of the eye disorders is blurred vision, which actually refers to the condition when the sharpness of the eyesight is not normal as usual. The people who suffer from blurred vision cannot see the minute details of the objects that are around them. Blurred vision can appear suddenly. On the other side, blurred vision may develop gradually.

Causes of sudden blurred vision

Blurriness of the vision may be caused by several reasons. Sudden blurred vision may appear because of aging or an injury to the eyes. Certain eye diseases, as well as several other health conditions may lead to the occurrence of this condition.

  • One of the causes for the sudden blurred vision is an eye infection. Even a minor eye infection, such as pink eye may induce blurriness of the vision. When an infection in the eyes occurs, the mucus tends to form inside the eyes. When the person with the eye infection blinks, he/she may wipe the mucus over the cornea and thus blurred vision appears. With the next blinking, the cornea is cleaned and blurred vision disappears.
  • Another cause of sudden blurred vision is retinal detachment.  The people with this condition usually experience dark shadows at the end of the visual field that tend to cover gradually the central part of the vision. Furthermore, floaters or moving tiny particles in front of the eyes and sudden flashes of light in front of the eyes may also appear when retinal detachment is in the question.
  • Sudden blurred vision may appear due to a serious eye disease called glaucoma, which can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve. The blindness is the most serious consequence of this eye disease. The most common symptoms of glaucoma, apart from the sudden blurred vision, are severe pain in the eyes, reddening of the eyes and improper night vision.
  • The people who suffer from diabetes are prone to develop retinal inflammation. Due to this inflammation, bleeding inside the retina occurs and causes sudden blurred vision.

Other health conditions may be responsible for the occurrence of sudden blurred vision, such as a stroke, migraine and hypertension.

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