- What could cause my vision to suddenly go blurry?
Uveitis means inflammation of the middle coat of the eye, which extends from the iris at the front of the eye to the retina and choroid at the back of the eye.
Iritis is inflammation of the iris, the coloured part of the eye. It is a form of uveitis and is more correctly called anterior uveitis. The cause is unknown in about 40 per cent of cases, but may include infections, autoimmune disorders, arthritis and skin disease.
Iritis symptoms typically begin suddenly and can include a red eye, eye pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision and a small or distorted pupil. Attacks typically only involve one eye at a time. Without correct treatment, iritis can cause permanent visual problems. Young and middle-aged people are most commonly affected.
There is no cure, but treatment of individual episodes can control inflammation and prevent complications. However, iritis often comes back.
Don’t worry but it’s apparently uncommon for the eye to explode, though worth treating. Of course it could be something else.Posted 4 years ago
pennine – Member
Flashing lights, spider’s web and what appears like a dark curtain closing?
I experienced those symtoms & rang the optician IMMEDIATELY. Diagnosed a retinal tear & refered post haste to A&E. Underwent eye operation to repair tear the next day.
No, not quite that. More blurring in the left corner of my left eye. It seems to have gone though!Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber59timesthepain wrote:
grum – Member
Stress can cause blurred vision too.
Could be that, going away tomorrow, going on holiday usually causes me to stress (as well as most other things)
Yes ignoring it will make it go away…
In all seriousness the link I posted is something the missus got, we were sent straight to the eye hospital where she sidestepped an overflowing waiting room as they were concerned it would go pop.
you want one of thesePosted 4 years ago
not a doctor or an optician – they give you glassesfinishthatSubscriber
My local Hospital has its own eye casualty unit , and 3 docs just for thePosted 4 years ago
casualty bit – lookup and phone your local hospital eye dept they will give you the best advice – and it will be to go in now and get it checked. Do not bother your GP or Spec Savers – as they will just send you to the nearest hospital eye unit . 111 will tell you the same.crankboyMember
could be anything , sounds like my mild migraine early sign I also get a sort of sense of flicker just out of vision if that makes sense. GO TO HOSPITAL NOW they will either give you the all clear so you can have a stress free holiday or go into panic mode and solve the problem . your eyesight is not something to mess about with.
my independent optician were very good at doing a quick eye health check when I scratched my eyeball.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
wwaswas – Member
there was someone on here a while ago who’s Mum had a detached retina and those symptoms.
Get a professional to have a look.
Chap at work had this, he was lucky not to lose the sight in his eye. Don’t want to scare you, but get to the docs asap just in case.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t think it’s conjunctivitis, been getting it quite a bit over the past few months. Appointment made with the optician for later today. Suspect it’s some sort of migraine as it’s usually accompanied by a headache and usually when tired and stressed.
Had you taken your glasses off?
Yes, a few years ago! Had laser treatment. Though I doubt it’s related.Posted 4 years ago
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