Q. What does sudden blurred near vision and light sensitivity indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 19, 2019

Hi doctor,

Around six years ago, I used 0.50 power spectacles for sudden blurred near vision. The same thing happened yesterday. Again, I am feeling sensitivity to light now. There is no pain, fever or eye itching.

Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Photophobia or light sensitivity and blurring of near vision could indicate one of the following conditions:
  1. Dry eyes.
  2. Computer vision syndrome.
  3. Uveitis or intraocular inflammation.
  4. Ocular migraine.
  5. Idiopathic or unknown cause.
  • While first two are benign conditions and resolve with the use of lubricating eye drops, the third condition warrants a targeted therapy.
  • Also, you need to rule out any refractive error or glass numbers as that is the common cause of blurring, but not light sensitivity.
  • It is best to visit you local ophthalmologist and look out for redness and recurrence of this episode.

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