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I woke up this morning with extremely blurry vision in my left

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I woke up this morning with extremely blurry vision in my left eye. I had lasik surgery just over one year ago that corrected my distance vision to 20-20, although I now require 1.5 vision correcters for reading. I am 59 years old.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Customer:

Hi.

Dr. Rick :

If you close your right eye, can you read (with your glasses on) with the left eye?

Customer:

No

Dr. Rick :

Does the center of your vision seem affected with the side vision OK?

Dr. Rick :

any pain, redness etc?

Customer:

No, side vision seems to be very blurry also

Dr. Rick :

ok. Do you have any medical problems or take any meds?

Customer:

No, and I take no medication

Dr. Rick :

also, does the blurryness come and go with blinking or does it seem the same always right now?

Customer:

It seems the same, and has been consistent since I woke up this morning

Dr. Rick :

how blurry would you say your vision is? By that I mean, can you identify a persons face from about 20 feet away, read large roadsigns or see the TV from your normal chair?

Dr. Rick :

Does the eye, in the mirror look normal to you? Any redness, pain, etc?

Customer:

Yes, I can do those things, but my right eye functions normally. using only my left eye, I suspect that reading signs will not be possible.

Dr. Rick :

Ok....oops you've paid me a little bit early :) We'll just continue on....

Customer:

Thanks I hiot the wring button

Customer:

Still there?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
so...to continue on. How does the eye look in the mirror?
We will have to use the Q&A system...it is a little bit slower, but I'm still here.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
just type in the box and hit send/enter and we can 'chat' back and forth
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
I might have lost you....sorry about that.

Sudden, painless loss of vision in one eye can be from a number of causes. The best thing for you to do is to be examined by an ophthalmologist ASAP. There may be some open on Saturdays in your area, or you could call around to the local ERs and ask if they have an ophthalmologist on call who can come in and see you. Being examined by a regular doctor at this point really will not be of any value -- you need to see an ophthalmologist as soon as you can today.

Does this make sense to you?
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