How STRESS CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES – 5 Ways It Affects Your Vision

Can stress and anxiety affect the eyes? In this video I share 5 ways stress affects your eyesight and some tips I use for my own stress relief! đź”” Subscribe for more free eye health education and tips: http://www.youtube.com/doctoreyehealth

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—- Key Items Reviewed in this video —-

Can stress cause vision problems?
Stress has been linked to cases of functional vision disorder and central serous chorioretinopathy.
Functional Vision Disorder is not fully understood but describes vision loss related to neuropsychological causes – oftentimes, once stress and mental health issues have been addressed, vision problems resolve.

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy is a common retinal condition where serous fluid leaks behind the retina due to a thickened and hyperpermeable choroid. This is often associated with elevated endogenous and exogenous cortisol levels.

Can stress affect just one eye?
An Eyelid twitch is a very common result from high levels of stress and anxiety. Medically known as an eyelid myokymia, an eyelid twitch usually improves with reduced stress, less caffeine and better rest.

Meditation reduces stress biomarkers and eye pressure
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Sources Referenced for my EyeNerds
Stress reduction on optic disc perfusion in open angle glaucoma
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34765522/

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31319157/

Eyelid Twitch or Eyelid Myokymia
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32809430/

Functional Vision Disorder
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26444401/

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About this video: Can stress and anxiety affect your eyes? We are all facing stress in some form (probably more these days than others it seems), and stress can influence our minds and bodies in strange ways. So in this video I explain how stress affects the eyes by reviewing 5 ways stress causes vision loss. If you are struggling with stress and anxiety and feel it is affecting your eyes or vision then please consult a local healthcare professional.

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