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Blurred vision in 1 eye in morning

About 5 years ago, I woke up on Saturday morning and the vision was blurred in one eye.  After about 2 hours, it cleared up, and my vision was fine.  I had no pain during this episode. I went to the eye dr., who saw nothing wrong, and said that it must have just been dry eye.  Now, last Saturday, the same thing happened.  Woke up w/ blurred vision in left eye (not painful).  (Eye didn't feel scratchy, etc as a dry eye might.)It went away on its own in a couple of hours.  Then, a few days later, I took a short nap in the evening.  When I woke up, my vision was clear, but I was seeing halos around lights in the left eye.  I tried eye drops (Systane), but these did not seem to help. After a couple of hours, the halos went away.

My history: had LASIK about 8 yrs ago, no complications, halos, etc.  I do have slightly dry eyes when I wake up in the morning sometimes.  However, with these two incidences of blurred vision, my eye didn't really feel dry or scratchy.  Any idea what is going on?  I googled blurred vision and MS keeps coming up as a symptom, so I am freaking out.  Thanks for your help.
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no no no.  not MS.  

blurred vision in the morning only, which resolves on its own with no other symptoms...most likely scenario is CORNEAL EDEMA.  could have many causes, including lasik or inherited corneal problem (endothelial dystrophy) or lagophthalmos (incomplete eyelid closure when sleeping) or dryness.  

not particularly alarming, especially if you have only had 3 episodes in 5 years.
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I forgot to mention in the post: I am a 33 yo female.  Had terrible myopia before lasik, but now corrected to 20/30.
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I have the same morning blur, happens several times a month.  Not due to anything like watching TV or on the computer late etc..  Mine also clears up in a couple of hours.  During this time it will act like one of those autofocus cameras occasionally.  Interesting idea about the eyes not closed while sleeping.  Only problem is that I have been told most of my life I sleep with my eyes open.  So does my son, it freaked out the nurses when he was in the hospital for about 10 days this summer.  So if that is the reason, why would I not have this problem until this year (I'm 43) and why only several times a month?

Thanks for any feedback.
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I have had this problem ever since I had Lasik 5 years ago, and never before.  The problem occurs quite frequently in the winter (dry) months, but almost never in the summer.  The blurry vision is always on the side that I sleep on, so I have a theory that it is my cornea kind of wrinkling up when I sleep on my side and squish that side of my face.  Today I have it bad; it's almost 3:00 pm. and still blurry!!! This is getting annoying.  The eye doc saw nothing wrong, either; of course that day it wasn't blurry (and it was late afternoon.)
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