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I began using a sleep mask a couple of nights ago because I

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I began using a sleep mask a couple of nights ago because I have had problems sleeping, and now when I woke up today the vision in my left eye is completely blurry
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Have you been having any headaches?
Customer: Only since I woke up 3-3.5 hours ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No headaches
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I cover my left eye I can see fine. When I cover my right eye, however, my vision is blurry. This has happened a few times before throughout my life, but usually goes away 1-2 hours after I wake up.
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 1 year ago.

Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of experience. I will be happy to help you today.

Blurred vision lasting this long after sudden onset needs to be evaluated for irritation from the mask itself, a sudden onset of leaking of vitreous fluid, a partial retinal detachment, glaucoma are possible causes.

You need to have this evaluated by an Ophthalmologist to determine exact cause. Since it has happened in the past, it is not an emergency but something that should be done soon.

I am here to answer any additional questions you may have. Thank you for allowing me to provide assistance. I hope your medical problem(s) are resolved soon and you feel better. We are credited only after you give a positive rating of 5 stars for the information I provided. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 1 year ago.

Have you scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor?

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 1 year ago.

Has your vision cleared and did you see an Ophthalmologist? Also please provide a rating for my response, hopefully 5 stars.