Blurriness in left eye and doctors don't know what it is

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I started feeling a sort of blurriness in my left eye in October. Thinking it was just my prescription, I went to an optometrist to have a refraction done. The optometrist was unable to find my prescription for my left eye, and recommended I go to a retina specialist. After my appointment with the retina specialist, I was told that there was nothing wrong with my left eye, and on top of that, he told me that my left eye was in better condition than my right eye. A couple of months later I noticed the blurriness getting worse, so I went to see an ophthamologist. He too couldn't find anything wrong with my left eye, and recommended I go see a nerve specialist. After a couple of tests done with the nerve specialist, same deal. He couldn't find anything wrong. My left eye keeps getting worse and I can't figure out what the issue is. I sense a kind of blurriness which seems as though my left eye is unable to focus on anything. According to the ophthamologist I saw, he was able to prescribe me enough to make my eye sight 20/20, but the issue was still there. Although I had been prescribed 20/20, I was still seeing this blurriness/non-focusable feeling in my left eye. I have worn glasses all my life, and I use my computer a lot, but I have never faced an issue like this. I have been through five appointments, and all of them tell me the same thing. They all tell me that there's nothing wrong, and that my left eye seems to be in better condition than my right. I'm really scared that I might go blind on one eye, and I am sitting here doing nothing about it. A couple of years ago, one of my eye doctors told me I have a mild case of dry eyes. Now I don't know if that could be the cause of the issue, but it sure is relevant information. I'm going to make another appointment with this nerve specialist to take two more tests which involve examining how the nerves from the retina to the brain transmit, and another similar test which I can't recall. Hopefully one of these tests shows some kind of solution to this problem, but I wanted to know if anyone out there has had the same problem, and of course if you have a solution. Any help is appreciated.

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    I had similar problems and my optician sent me to a specialist. He diagnosed Central serous chomoretinopathy(I think that's how spell it.)  it's a leak of fluid out of the eye. It should fix itself but he will see me again two months and if it hasn't healed they will laser it. My sight should go back to normal. Your symptoms sound like mine so might be worth in mentioning to your Doctor. Hope this helps.
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      My eye doesn't leak out liquid. I might have something different than you, also my eye is getting worse, I don't see it healing over time... I wish it did though.
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    Hi Nicholas if someone has mentioned Dry Eye Syndrome, it would be worth using ocular lubricants to see whether they help.

    The other thing is that cataract can cause bluriness and Ophthalmologists don't always mention them until the patient does.  

    Another cause can be inflamation.

    You probably ought to see your Ophthalmologist again.

    Good luck

     

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      I was considering it to be a cataract, but I'm not too sure. As for the inflamation, I don't think it should be getting this bad if it is an inflamation. If anything, by now it should be healing up, but that's just my logic. I don't really know much about how bad an inflamation can get.
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      I have a chronic uveitis and when it flares up, the inflammation causes me to have pain in my eye and also I see a lot of floaters and flashing lights.  If I don't start on steroid eye drops immediately, my sight diminishes and it feels as though I have the same in both eyes but in fact it is only the one eye.

      I think you should see your Ophthalmologist

       

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    Do you have hypertension or T2 diabetes? Have you read up on anterior ischemic optic neuropathy as a possibility?

    I was thought initially to have a version of it but it righted itself and now told it was probably due to BP dropping suddenly or a rise in blood sugar.

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      I have, and haven't had, any health issues. So that eliminates most possibilities, which is why most people can't figure out what I have.
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