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What does sudden blurred near vision and light sensitivity indicate?

What does sudden blurred near vision and light sensitivity indicate?

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Published At January 11, 2017
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Patient's Query

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.


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Photophobia or light sensitivity and blurring of near vision could indicate dry eyes ,Computer vision syndrome. Uveitis or intraocular inflammation, Ocular migraine and 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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan
Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

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