Blurry vision on the left eye

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I have had blurry vision twice a year since 2012 and each time it stayed for about 10 miniutes. should I seek any medical advice? The first time that happened was in August 2012, then in December 2012,next in October 2013 and finally in May 2014. I do my yearly eye exam and my eye doctor always tells me that my eye is healthy; but, I never mentioned this problem to him. can you give me adivice please?

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    Hi,

    I recommend you to see an ophthalmologist and not optometrist.  When I had my eye problem first time, I saw optomitrist. These guys are not recognized by our health insurance system. Untill I discovered that they barely count them Doctors.

    My recommendation to you. The eye is the most important part in our body. So I recommend you to go and see ophthalmologist and not optomitrist.

    Dont underestimate any symptoms in our body system.

    Wish you good luck. God bless.

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    ha ha. You are so right. I had a doctor of optometry try to tell me my bificals were the reason I was seing wavy lines. I almost walked out. Why I was seeing her instead of the ophthalmologist, Why, I will never know.
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    It doesn't sound like anything bad, it could just be the vitreous jelly moving around in your eye. But, because your eyes are precious, I would mention it Rita..x

     

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    Agree so much. It's very important to find a good ophthalmologist. They are medical doctors. Good luck, Sue.
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    Hi Rita,You have had a visual disturbance called Amaurosis Fugaz. This  is not a diagnosis in itself as there are several causes. I know about it because I had it almost  year ago. The usual causes seem to be circulatory, vein or artery  or neurological and I am sure more. The disturbance can be seconds to hours and the time it lasts for can help with the diagnosis. You must tell your Doc if you had a headache at the time, or if you were looking into the sun. Decribe what your eye saw, curtains, clouds, snow or whatever. A neurologist or opthalmologist will want to find the cause if possible, perhaps a tiny clot, or if you have atrial fibulation, or investigate your carotid artery or even heart valves. Mine lasted for less than a minuite and has never returned. My carotids were clear, also my heart valves and my brain arteries in spite f my age!

    Keep us in touch, tell your Doc what I have said, knowledge is power!

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    I had a strange incident last week. I looked down at a program and most of the page appeared totally blank. I got out a small (too small) lighted magnifying glass and then could read, but it was too difficult to do, so stopped trying to read and listened to the speaker. Near the end of the service, I looked down and could see all the print, easily. I called the retinal specialist's office and reported what had happened as a message. A tech returned my call and started out with, "About your blur...I didn't understand, etc." By the time we finished our conversation, I was screaming. I've had problems saying anything to anyone other than an actual MD. Even they do not always listen. I had symptoms of wet mac for months and told the MD and the Dr. of Optometry who thought it was a problem with bifocals. In the meantime, two cysts formed on the macula, which showed up in a test. That's when the ophthalmogist got excited. I think the operative word here is "test." Until they see something on a test, they pay no attention to anything you say. Scary. I've had a shot of what I consider to be a very dangerous drug. I've already had a blood clot and have high blood pressure. According to what I've read, I should not be a candidate for this drug, but I got it anyway. Hope I'm not having TIAs while a tech plays doctor.
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