What causes blurred vision and visual impairment? 79 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Corneal Abrasion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A corneal abrasion is a worn or scraped-off area of the outer, clear layer of the eye (cornea).

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Hypovolemic Shock

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Hypovolemic shock is a life-threatening condition that results when you lose more than 20 percent (one-fifth) of your body's blood or fluid supply. This severe fluid loss makes it impossible for the heart to pum...

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Brain Aneurysm

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An aneurysm in the brain is a weak area in an artery in the brain that bulges out and fills with blood. It may also be called an intracranial (skull) aneurysm or a cerebral (brain) aneurysm. A brain aneurysm is ...

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) refers to bleeding within the subarachnoid space, which is the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain. The subarachnoid space is the space through which th...

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Retinal Detachment

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

The retina is a light-sensitive membrane located at the back of the eye. When light passes through the eye, the lens focuses an image on the retina. The retina converts the image to signals that it sends to the brai...

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, which is commonly called "pink eye," is an infection or swelling in the eye area. Blood vessels in the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that lines part of the eye, become inflamed. This gives the eye a re...

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs as a result of damaged blood vessels of the retina in people who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy can develop whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. While you ma...

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Benign Positional Vertigo

Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Generally, it causes a sudden sensation of spinning, but it can also make you feel like your head is spinning from the inside. BPV can involve brie...

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Uveitis

Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, which is called the uvea. The uvea supplies blood to the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive part of the eye that focuses the images you see and sends them t...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease. People with type 1 have high levels of glucose in their blood. Glucose is a natural sugar that your body uses as a source of energy. It is obtained from food. Extra glucose i...

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Diabetes Overview

Learn about diabetes symptoms, causes & treatments.

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Type 2 Diabetes Overview

Type 2 diabetes, is a common chronic metabolic disease that leads to abnormally high levels of blood sugar in the blood. This blood sugar is also referred to as "glucose."

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Scleritis

Scleritis is a disorder in which the outer surface of the eye becomes severely inflamed. The sclera is the outer protective layer of the eye. In scleritis, the scleral tissue becomes inflamed and red. The condition ca...

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an eye condition in which your eye slowly loses the ability to quickly focus on objects that are close. It is a disorder that affects everyone people during the natural aging process of their eyes. Whe...

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Allergic Conjunctivitis

When your eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they may become red, itchy and watery. These symptoms mean you have allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis refers to eye inflammatio...

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Farsightedness

Farsightedness means that it's easy for you to see things that are far away, but your close-up vision is blurry. The technical term for farsightedness is hyperopia. People can have varying degrees of farsightedness...

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Graves' Disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder. It causes hyperthyroidism, which occurs if the thyroid gland creates too much thyroid hormone in the body. Graves' disease is one of the most common forms of hyperthyroidism.I...

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Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Retinal vascular occlusion affects the eye, specifically the retina. An occlusion occurs when one of the veins or arteries carrying blood to or from the retina becomes blocked or contains a blood clot. The blockag...

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Adult Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells in the brain. Brain tumors can be either malignant (cancerous) or benign (unlikely to spread). However, there is a limited amount of space in the skull. Therefore, an...

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Pterygium

A pterygium is a growth that develops on the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of your eye. It is a benign or noncancerous growth that is often shaped like a wedge. In some cases, a pterygium ca...

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