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daz

UK

#1 Mar 24, 2006
im 36 and my vision in my right eye has become blurry out of focus and watery, with a sort of dark patch that seems worse at night, any ideas what this might be, im near sighted and wear specs
Ali

Owings Mills, MD

#2 May 3, 2006
You might have a retinal detachment. See an opthalmologist IMMEDIATELY.
Jody

Rock Port, MO

#3 May 23, 2006
my father has vision that looks like he is looking through a window with water running down it
Cristina

Cambridge, Canada

#4 Sep 5, 2006
I have blurry and watering ayes I do not know what is my problem.
Henry

Canada

#7 Jan 22, 2008
I have started having short episodes of blurred/ watery vision, I am a 38 y.o. female. Is it possible that it is related to blood sugar levels?
karen

UK

#8 Jun 3, 2008
I am having the same problems only mine are accompanied by head pain - lasting about 4 hours. Vision then returns to normal..
Kyle

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 Jul 14, 2008
I'm 20, and have been having this problem for some years. It first starts out with spotted vision, where my eyes become out of focus. That lasts for about 10 minutes, then after it looks like I'm under water with goggles on, with water coming in, making it wavey/watery/blurry. This goes on for a total of about 20-30 mintues, then returns to normal, where I can see perfect again. I don't know what's causing this
Melody

United States

#10 Oct 4, 2008
My sister-in-law is having the same problems, she has wavey,watery vision in periphial vision with localised pain on opposite temple. It happens in both eyes but not at the same time. It comes and goes and usually lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. Does anyone know what causes this?
Melody

United States

#11 Oct 4, 2008
Kyle wrote:
I'm 20, and have been having this problem for some years. It first starts out with spotted vision, where my eyes become out of focus. That lasts for about 10 minutes, then after it looks like I'm under water with goggles on, with water coming in, making it wavey/watery/blurry. This goes on for a total of about 20-30 mintues, then returns to normal, where I can see perfect again. I don't know what's causing this
My sister-in-law is having the same problems, she has wavey,watery vision in periphial vision with localised pain on opposite temple. It happens in both eyes but not at the same time. It comes and goes and usually lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. Does anyone know what causes this?
Barbara

Hershey, PA

#12 Dec 10, 2008
Hi: You might have a cataract; I drew everything for my doctor and that is what it was. Go to the doctor and draw everything and a doctor that looks into your retina as well as the eye. Hope you all get better.
Adele Chivers

Ascot Vale, Australia

#13 Mar 13, 2009
Melody wrote:
<quoted text>My sister-in-law is having the same problems, she has wavey,watery vision in periphial vision with localised pain on opposite temple. It happens in both eyes but not at the same time. It comes and goes and usually lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. Does anyone know what causes this?
Just wondering if your sister in law received any diagnosis/treatment for the problem described above. I have just started having similar problems. Thanks
ken kullmann

AOL

#14 Apr 7, 2009
I have had the same symptoms always in both eyes at the same time for a short duration. Doctors can't seem to help and are not able to diagnose
tracy Taylor

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 10, 2009
I have it too. Twice in the last week. Both eyes, suddenly get so blurry I can't read. And the blurriness moves, as if I'm looking through sparkly water. I think that food triggers it. I looked up Hypoglycemia symptoms, and unfortunately this vision-problem was not listed. Has anyone else heard this possible explanation from a physician? I mentioned it to my internist and she looked at me like she had no idea what i was talking about. If you've not experienced this "looking through water" phenomenon, it's hard to grasp.
Chris

Fort Collins, CO

#16 May 20, 2009
Yes I just experienced this driving home. It seemed liked a blurred transparent circuit or geometric pattern in both eyes. At first I thought it was related to getting a flash of sunlight from car that may have temporarily caused the distortion but as I continued to drive home the pattern seemed to get worse and have a fluttering or water like flowing transparency pattern. It lasted about 40 minutes and got better. When I closed my eyes I saw a active kaleidoscope type pattern in both eyes. I was very scared and thought might be losing my vision. I am 37 years old and healthy and no health issues. I have a slight headache but other than that I feel fine. It was difficult to drive as I had a large blind spot and object in the peripheral sides of my vision were disapearing and edges of objects were hard to discern. I Thought I was drugged or something! I goggled watery vision blurred and found this page and feel better that others have had this issue but very concerned. I have never had this happen before and am too very curious what caused it. I feel like there was something going on neurologically and then it stopped.(Like a brain glitch) I also felt like I was slightly out of my body as I walked and picked up objects. What a weird thing. I am hoping just like computers that i just need a REBOOT of sorts to get rid of the glitch. I am relieved that its gone but very concerned. I hope to find more info on this issue now that it has happened to me.
alli

Sandown, UK

#17 May 27, 2009
Ive been having the watery vision now and again over the past five years.It doesnt happen very often but when it does its quite scary.Ive got it now as it happens(thats why i googled it!)It starts off as though ive looked at a very bright light.I then get the circular zig zag,kaleidoscope effect which makes it extremely difficult to focus.Ive got it in my left eye at the moment but it can happen with both.Im hoping someone can give me some idea what it could be as my doctor seems completely baffled!
Jen

United States

#18 Jul 1, 2009
This happens to me as well. I'm tempted to make an appointment with a neurologist instead of an eye doctor to find out.
Moni

Peoria, AZ

#19 Jul 17, 2009
I also have the same symptoms. One time i was watching TV with my daughter at a rather close range for about 15 min, as soon as i left the room my left eye started to have the watery blured vision. i freaked out because i almost thought i was going to faint or something. I sat down waiting it out, and in about 30 mins it went away. my symptoms came back again, today of all days(thats why i googled symptoms)I was a little axious, because i knew what was happening...I would love to know whats wron, am i suddenly going to go blind? Seriously concerned, MOni
Bill

Charlton, MA

#21 Jul 24, 2009
I am in the middle of the same sort of event. Out of the blue my right eye started having this watery, wavy vision, mostly in the periphery. Like some others have said, at first I though that it was the glare from a bright light, but it persists. I guess no one else has run across any answers...
Bill

Charlton, MA

#22 Jul 24, 2009
So I looked up some info. The best course of action is to seek the advice of a professional and get checked-out. It could be mostly benign, as in the case of vitreous detachment, or serious as in the case of retinal tear or detachment.
pwg

Liberty, MO

#23 Aug 27, 2009
I had a similar experience with a sudden onset of a shimmery, watery blur in my vision that contained some hairpin [ < ] shapes that occurred right after eating lunch. I was sitting and doing nothing in particular. It seemed to be mostly on the left eye to the outside, but also was there when I closed my eyes, and when I covered the left eye, could still see vaguely see the hairpin like shapes. It was mostly peripheral, but I could not read or define details during the 10 minute episode. My vision then returned to normal, and this has not occured since. It was scary, as I had never experienced anything like that before.

After I found this page, it seemed like this could be something serious like retinal detachment, so I called my doctor who arranged to have me examined the next day by an ophthalmologist.

Here's what it was in my case. After a thorough exam which ruled out retinal detachment, the ophthalmologist said that what I experienced was an "ophthalmologic migraine". Which means some neurological glitch caused the phenomena. She said that it is harmless, can occur with or without a headache, and may or may not reoccur. There is no cure or treatment. The clues were that both eyes were involved, and that the effect didn't stop when the eyes were closed.

I thought it might help someone reading this thread to know my experience, since I've never even heard of this condition before.

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