What other symptoms might occur with blurred vision?
Blurred vision may be accompanied by other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.
You may experience problems with the eye itself, or you may have symptoms that affect other body systems, such as the neuromuscular and immune systems. For example, blurred vision due to an autoimmune disorder may be accompanied by joint pain or stiffness. Blurred vision due to a refractive error, such as nearsightedness, may be accompanied by a minor headache.
Vision-related symptoms that may occur along with blurred vision
Blurred vision may occur with other symptoms affecting the eyes including:
Bleeding from the eye
Discharge from the eye
Increased sensitivity to light
Increased tear production
Loss of central or side (peripheral) vision
Poor close-up or near vision
Poor nighttime vision
Red, sore eyes (bloodshot eyes)
Seeing floating objects or spots
Other symptoms that may occur along with blurred vision
Blurred vision may occur with symptoms related to other body systems including:
Butterfly-shaped rash over bridge of nose and cheeks
Gradual difficulty walking and speaking, memory loss, or tingling or weakness of extremities
High blood pressure
Unexplained weight loss
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, blurred vision may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:
Blurred vision after head trauma
Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
Difficulty understanding speech
Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
Numbness or paralysis on one side of the body
Seeing halos around lights or having blind spots or distorted vision
Sudden change in vision, loss of vision, or eye pain
Weakness (loss of strength)
What is blurred vision?
Blurred vision or blurry vision is a loss of sharp vision. You may experience sudden or gradual blurry vision in one or both eyes.
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What causes blurred vision?
Blurred vision is caused by a variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. While many cases of blurred vision are due to problems with the eyes, blurred vision can also be due to neurological and autoimmune disorders. Many of the causes are very serious medical conditions.