Symptom: Blurred vision


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Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
Introduction: Blurred vision needs to be distinguished from other visual symptoms. Double vision (diplopia) is a specific visual symptom usually distinguished from blurred vision. It is important to determine whether only one or both eyes are affected (unilateral blurred vision versus bilateral blurred vision). Another distinction is whether the blurred vision occurs continually or only intermittently. Any type of blurry vision needs prompt professional medical diagnosis and treatment.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Blurred vision:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Blurred vision (57 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Blurred vision (18 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Blurred vision (49 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Blurred vision (8 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Blurred vision: visual halo (7), cloudy vision (4)
    Blurred vision type of: Vision distortion (91), Impaired vision (92)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Blurred vision: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Blurred vision as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Blurred vision: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Blurred vision as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Blurred vision: The following list of conditions have 'Blurred vision' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acromegaly ... blurred vision
  • Amphetamines ... blurred vision
  • Astigmatism ... blurred vision
  • Autoimmune uveitis ... Hazy vision

    B

  • Balance disorders ... blurred vision
  • Blepharitis ... blurred vision
  • Botulism food poisoning ... blurred vision

    C

  • Cataracts ... blurred vision, progressive blurring of vision, foggy vision, halo around lights, cloudy vision
  • Classic galactosemia ... cataracts
  • Closed-angle glaucoma ... blurred vision, halos around objects
  • Corneal abrasion ... blurred vision
  • Corneal flash burns ... blurred vision
  • Cysticercosis ... blurry vision

    D

  • Diabetes ... severe blurred vision, blurred vision
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... blurred vision, visual halo
  • Diabetic Lens Osmosis ... blurred vision
  • Diabetic Retinopathy ... blurred vision
  • Dry Eye ... blurred vision

    E

  • Ecstasy ... blurred vision

    F

  • Fabry's Disease ... cloudiness of the cornea
  • Fuchs' Dystrophy ... blurred vision
  • Fungal meningitis ... blurred vision

    G

  • Glaucoma ... blurred vision, foggy vision, halos around objects, dim peripheral vision, halos around bright lights
  • Graves Disease ... blurred vision

    H

  • Head injury ... blurred vision
  • Hyperopia ... blurred vision
  • Hyperventilation ... blurred vision
  • Hyphema ... blurred vision
  • Hypoglycemia ... blurred vision, visual halo
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... blurred vision, visual halo

    K

  • Keratitis ... blurred vision
  • Keratoconus ... blurred vision

    L

  • Lattice dystrophy ... blurred vision

    M

  • Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy. ... blurred vision
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis I ... clouding of the cornea
  • Multiple Sclerosis ... blurred vision
  • Muscle contraction headache ... blurred vision

    N

  • Night blindness ... blurred vision

    O

  • Open-angle glaucoma ... blurred vision, foggy vision, dim peripheral vision, halos around bright lights
  • Orthostatic hypotension ... blurred vision

    P

  • Preeclampsia ... blurred vision

    R

  • Reiterís syndrome ... blurred vision
  • Retinal detachment ... blurred vision, blurred central vision
  • Retinopathy ... blurred vision
  • Rosacea ... blurry vision

    T

  • Temporal arteritis ... blurred vision
  • Type 1 diabetes ... blurred vision
  • Type 2 diabetes ... severe blurred vision, blurred vision

    U

  • Uveitis ... Hazy vision
    Conditions listing complications: Blurred vision: The following list of conditions have 'Blurred vision' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Aging ... cataracts
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome ... Cataracts

    B

  • Brain cancer ... cataracts

    D

  • Diabetic Retinopathy ... permanent blurred vision, blurred vision
  • Down Syndrome ... Cataracts

    M

  • Marfan syndrome ... cataracts

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... cataracts
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... blurred vision


    Last revised: Nov 21, 2003

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