• Could a sudden scare cause cloudy vision?


    Question:

    I recently had an adrenaline rush (sudden high blood pressure spike) due to an incident on my farm. Very soon after I noticed my right eye went cloudy in my front view but could see images peripherally. I also noticed a pea-sized black type blood anomaly not visible in a mirror but looking upwards out of the eye. I used eye drops and could see the blood spot would start to turn red and saturate the outer edges of the spot. My vision has remained cloudy with a little improvement but minimal. I'm type 2 diabetic and was told two years ago that I had the beginning stages of diabetic retinopathy but was too afraid to chance the slightest risk of going blind from complications caused by the laser or my poor health. I am working up the courage to go see an eye specialist. Are the symptoms described above due to my diabetes?


    Answer:

    If you are still noticing blurred vision, then you need to see an ophthalmologist and have a comprehensive eye examination to determine the cause and treatment. Your visual disturbance may be related to diabetes, but there could be other causes as well. It is time to get your eyes examined now.


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