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How does vertigo and dizziness affect my vision?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Nystagmus, irregular eye movements, can occur during episodes of vertigo and dizziness. Irregular eyes movements occur because of a condition affecting the parts of the inner ears and brain that control balance. As the head moves during vertigo and dizziness, the eyes may have difficulty focusing. Depending upon the cause of your vertigo and dizziness, your vision can become blurred, double, or limited.

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