Causes Of Blurry Eyes

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Conjuctivitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Author: Peter rodrick

Conjuctivitis is an inflammation or redness of the lining of the white part of the eye and the underside of the eyelid (conjunctiva) that can be caused by infection, allergic reaction, or physical agents like infrared or ultra-violet light.

Conjunctivitis Causes

Viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis may affect one or both eyes. Viral conjunctivitis usually produces a watery or mucous discharge. Bacterial conjunctivitis often produces a thicker, yellow-green discharge and may be associated with a respiratory infection or with a sore throat.

Conjunctivitis caused by some bacteria and viruses can spread easily from person to person, but are not a serious health risk if diagnosed promptly.Allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious and usually occurs in the spring and summer. It is usually triggered by exposure to plant pollen and grasses. People who are allergic to animals or dust mites may be affected year-round.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually more severe and is caused by various types of bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis is also contagious and usually requires a short course of antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

Chemical conjunctivitis: Many types of chemicals like sprays, perfumes, deodorants, household cleaners, can irritate the conjunctiva.

Conjunctivitis Symptoms

The symptoms of conjunctivitis include itchiness, redness, excessive tears, a gritty feeling in the eyes, blurry vision, increased sensitivity to light, and a green or white discharge around the corners of the eyes. Often the eyes stick together when you wake up.

Giant papillary pink eye will lead to red watery eyes with discharge and tears. This will develop swelling in the inner sides of the eye lids and irritation increases when the same old contact lenses are used.

What Treatments Help Allergic Conjunctivitis?

The best relief for any allergy is to eliminate or reduce exposure to the allergen. While avoiding certain drugs or foods may provide a solution, treatment would be more difficult if the offending allergen is as widespread as pollens. In these cases, taking medications to blunt the allergic reaction may be necessary.

Herbs barberry: The Oregon grape and goldenseal contain berberine, a substance which is used as a treatment for conjunctivitis.

Chamomile: Chomoline is another effective herbal remedy which is used to soothe conjunctivitis symptoms.

The patient should also adopt various methods of relaxing and strengthening the eyes. These include moving the eyes gently up and down, from side to side and in a circle - clockwise and anticlockwise; rotating the neck in circles and semicircles; and briskly moving the shoulders clockwise and anticlockwise. Palming is highly beneficial in removing strain and relaxing the eyes and its surrounding tissues. The procedure is as follows: sit in a comfortable position and relax with your eyes closed. Cover the eyes with the palms, right palm over the right eye and the left over the left eye. Do not press on the eye balls. Then allow your elbows to drop to your knees, which should be fairly close together.

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10 Responses to Causes Of Blurry Eyes

  1. ticktock says:

    Would sleeping with your eyes partly opened cause blurry vision when first waking up?
    My 5 year old daughter has always slept with her eyes partly opened and a lot of times, when she first wakes up and opens her eyes, her vision is blurred. Her eyes are fine after a minute and also fine during any other time of day. I’m just wondering if maybe it does that because of sleeping with her eyes open. Has anyone ever heard of this?

    • Matt L says:

      Dry eyes will cause blurry vision. The eye is normally covered by a tear film, and it is a very important part of the optical power of the eye. At night, we stop producing tears and lose this tear film. If you sleep with your eye partly open, it’ll cause some more drying and discomfort.

  2. Zimman says:

    What could of caused my eyes to see blurry?
    for 6 months now I’ve had aches and pains where the top of my eye is and migraines then things started showing up blurry what could be the cause of this?

  3. King says:

    How can you keep your eyes in focus to read for long periods of time?
    I can’t read longer then 15 minutes without my eyes going blurry on me. Do I need reading glasses? Cause I tried some out but they are all blurry cause my eyes are fine at first.

    • cookiesnhugs says:

      You might have an accomodative or binocular (visual) problem. The only way to diagnose this is by having a complete eye exam with phorometry (this are special tests to test your accommodation and see how your focus is and how your eyes work together as a unit). Depending on what the diagnosis might be, there are different options such as glasses or visual therapy. I advise you to visit your optometrist and get a complete eye exam.

  4. Angel in Captivity says:

    What causes blurry vision on the bottom of the eyes only? No injuries or anything.?

    • tulipwheat says:

      i get this. it is often the sign of a migrane, but I don’t get the migrane part, only the eye blurryness. It looks like looking through a pane of glass while it is raining. It happens to me when I am under a lot of stress and my eye doctor told me not to worry about it since it goes awy.

  5. Aga says:

    Can too much TV (plus time behind computer) cause itchy eyes, blurry vision?
    My 8 yr old has been complaining of itchy eyes for sometime now (probably since November 08). In Jan ’09 we saw the Opthalmologist. After examination he couldn’t find anything wrong with her eyes and thus prescribed nothing. Problem is, the itching has continuedn’t ceased. In addition for about a month now she’s been complaining of occasional blurry vision.

    What could be the cause of these symptoms? Too much time behind TV (and/or computer)?

    Should we seek a second opinion or go back to the Opthalmologist?

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