Blurryness in my left eye disappears when I squint

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For the last two weeks my left eye has been blurry. I don't remember hitting it or scratching it. Sometimes a do rub my eyes but nothing has come of it before. In the last two weeks I've noticed the blurry vision for objects mostly far away. My 20/20 vision is now a lot worse when I close my right eye. There has been no pain or itchiness either. Today in class the blurryness was bothering me quite a bit, so I started playing around with the skin around my eye moving it left and right. I noticed if I moved it the right way(closer to my nose) my vision would clear up. Then I tried squinting hard with both eyes(right is closed, left is slightly open) and my vision was clear. I can't find anything similar on the web so I came here for advice.

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    Funny you say this because I have recently had this problems. When I was at the eye doctor he said me rubbing my eyes,.... especially the left a big no no. He did not say why I was probably rubbing my eyes but I just assumed allergies. I hope that's all it is. I get new glasses soon. I hope that helps somehow.
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    Hi Jonah,

    You might want to consult with an ophthalmologist. It sounds light you might have cataracts. I had scar tissue in my left eye and sometimes it felt like someone was poking me in the eye and I felt sharp pain in it. The ophthalmologist had to remove the scar tissue. Then 3 or 4 month he did a cornea transplant and finally took off the cataract. Sorry for getting off track. You definitely need to make an appointment with your eye doctor or an ophthalmologist. Take care of your vision.

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    I'm 57 I was in my 20's when I knew I had corneal dystrophy. It was hereditary. I would check with your eye doctor. It might be something simple or he might refer you to an eye specialist. Take care of your eyes now because as you get older something else may happen
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    jonah, because of your age I doubt it is a cataract forming as a cataract is normally age related and squinting wouldn't improve your sight.

    If you find your distance sight is improved by squinting it is possible you may have developed some astigmatism or/and myopia (shortsightedness) which causes out of focus blurring.

    With myopia and astigmatism, light entering the eye does not reach the correct point.  

    Light reaching the retina  is changed by squinting and that will improve shortsightedness.

    Make an appointment at an opticians for an eye test as he will test your sight and check the health of your eyes.

    It may be just a simple eye prescription to correct your sight but if he sees anything that needs further investigation he can refer you to an eye clinic. 


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