Rapid vision loss due to blepharitis

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I've been having rapid vision loss after contacting blepharitis about 10 months ago.  Last year in August, when blepharitis symptoms showed up, my vision got really bad out of nowhere.  And until January this year, my vision stayed around the same.  But for the last 5 months, my vision started to get worse like every month.

Literally once every month, I can see some vision decrease.  This is just terrible.  My doctor said the vision loss is so small I souldn't worry about it, but now I have hard time reading things because my vision got so much worse.  Do you think I would get back my vision once my blepharitis conditions get better? That's what my doctor said, but there's no sign whatsoever that my vision will get better and it keeps getting worse.

I can't see any doctor right now because I'm having some problem with my insurance and have to wait few months.  I'm seriously afraid just when this vision loss will stop and if I eventually might go blind.

 

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    I have never heard blephartis being linked to vision loss before. Who told u in was due to the blephartis?
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    You need to see an Ophtalmogogist because Blepharitis does not cause vision loss. It can make your life absolutely miserable but it won't make you blind. Something else must be going on.
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    Blepharitis can cause blurred vision. Is this what you mean by vision loss? If so it will improve. I had blurred vision when my Bleph was out of control. MGD also causes blurred vision. I have that too - it's a characteristic of Bleph. Best to check out all symptoms of Bleph on medical sites for best information. Blepharitis doesn't cause permanent sight loss.heat treatment twice a day and vigilant eye hygeine as recommend has helped me get my condition under control. 
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      It's not bluriness.  It's definitley vision decrease.

      I'm trying hard on taking care of my eyes, but no matter what lost vision doesn't come back and keeps getting worse.

      This rapid vision loss has never never happened to me in my life before.  I do use computer a lot, but there's just no way my vision would decrease this fast.  I acutally wore my previous glasses for 8 years and didn't have much problem with it because my vision stayed almost the same for 8 years (just a light decrease, nothing more).

      But now, I had more vision loss in the last 6 months than I had with past 8 years before that.  That's why this is so shocking.

      My life has been completely miserable due to this and I seriously don't know what to do anymore.  And I had to lose my insurance at the worst time possible.

       

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    I entirely agree with Pamela as I am the same with the blurred vision
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    I can on

    y think that there is something else going on with your sight. I was originally referred to a hospital as the Opthamologist, when I routinely went for new glasses, thought I had keratitis. Turns out I haven't but I do have dry eye syndrome, blepharitis ( thankfully quite need down at the moment) a problem with the cells on the front surface of my eye which form as if trying to heal damage, then die if and the whole thing starts again ( cause Unknown , could have had it all my life, no one seems to know) and som slight damage to my retinas. They could be related in some way or could be 4 stand alone conditions. My sight has worsened. I now have to wear glasses full time and need prescription sunglasses most of the year. 

    For now, follow all the while for self care in blepharitis, and try to get a thorough review of your eyes when your insurance problem is resolved. ( I hope it can be--- I live in the UK so we sometimes have insurance as back up but the NHS is available to everyone so we don't really understand necessary health insurance.) 

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      Hi, I live in USA.

      Guess it's just different from UK. This vision loss is just painful. I don't know when this vision loss will stop. I may be one of those rare ones with blepharitis leading to blindness. Just depressing.

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      Hi Arnold. I had this experience last year. I got new prescription glasses after my yearly eye test and within weeks my glasses weren't strong enough... and it seemed to continue to get worse. I was terrified too. All this led to me seeing and opthamologist - thinking I was going blind- and discovering I had Bleph and Mgd. A year on I can recognise that it isn't my vision that's deteriorated (because there are times now when I can see my phone screen again which I couldn't before) but that my bleph and mgd can dull my vision... subtly... for long periods. This feels like vision loss as its not the same as the blurriness. My vision is definitely better now than it was last year and I do not a stronger prescription glasses. Hope this helps.
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      Hi Arnold. I had this experience last year. I got new prescription glasses after my yearly eye test and within weeks my glasses weren't strong enough... and it seemed to continue to get worse. I was terrified too. All this led to me seeing and opthamologist - thinking I was going blind- and discovering I had Bleph and Mgd. A year on I can recognise that it isn't my vision that's deteriorated (because there are times now when I can see my phone screen again which I couldn't before) but that my bleph and mgd can dull my vision... subtly... for long periods. This feels like vision loss as its not the same as the blurriness. My vision is definitely better now than it was last year and I do not a stronger prescription glasses. Hope this helps.
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      I know someone who has pain with Bleph and she has been diagnosed with migraine of the eye for which there is no treatment. Any migraine causes sight disturbance. Anyhow you can't go by what is happening with other people as it can distract you from your own diagnosis. Best to keep a daily diary of pain and discomfort, discharge, puffiness etc against that day's activities. After a month or so it might show a pattern.
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      I know someone who has pain with Bleph and she has been diagnosed with migraine of the eye for which there is no treatment. Any migraine causes sight disturbance. Anyhow you can't go by what is happening with other people as it can distract you from your own diagnosis. Best to keep a daily diary of pain and discomfort, discharge, puffiness etc against that day's activities. After a month or so it might show a pattern.
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      How long did your vision loss last? Its been happening to me for 10 months now and there seems to be no way out. I hope this is not permanent, but 10 months are pretty long time to be temporary.
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      It was 5 months before I was diagnosed so vision was blurred all that time...then for about 8 months whilst I was working to bring my condition under control...the meds I put in my eyes caused vision loss of course. It's ok now but if I get an episode of Bleph and need Fucidic acid eye drops then it's impaired again. Sometimes lights affect my eyes and at those times I should not drive as traffic lights are blinding as are oncoming cars and street lights. Polaroid sunglasses help a lot but it's illegal to drive in them. It's hay fever season here at the moment so I'm also affected by that.. My eye inflammation isn't always Bleph. It's taken me a while to differentiate between symptoms and it's causes and subsequent remedy. 
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    The pain is most likely Blepharitis and be assured Blepharitis doesn't cause sight loss but it does alter your vision temporarily. Only a specialist can sort it out so I hope you are able to get a consultation soon.
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      Also this was not one time vision loss. Its been preggressive going on for last 10 months. My eye symptoms actually got better eventually though(irritation and watery condition are now not as bad as before) but vision still keeps getti mg worse
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