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Can an allergic reaction cause a temporary loss of vision

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Probably not: Usually allergies cause watery and itchy eyes - most often blurring. Anaphylaxis is an entirely different story - this is the most extreme reaction a... Read More
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Maybe: Depending on your definition of loss of vision, and whether you are talking about an eye allergy or a systemic allergy, it is possible. Blurred vision... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Rarely: Most reactions to airborne allergens, while uncomfortable and annoying, primarily affect your conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white par... Read More
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: Most eye allergies occur on the surface and mostly cause itching, watery eyes. Allergic reactions to systemic medications can potentially affect the e... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Loss of vision: This may be a serious symptom and should be reported to your physician. You should get an appointment to be checked up.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out fi... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: A migraine headache can cause temporary visual impairment. You should be evaluated. It has nothing to do with breast feeding.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatric Neurology 18 years experience
It depends. : The word "temporary" could mean seconds or days. Brief loss of vision could be related to common problems like low blood pressure or migraines. Longer... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
There are no common: Temporary loss of vision can be caused by low blood pressure, certain infections and inflammatory processes, concussions, and many other conditions. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting.
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Dr. Noel Shamley
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Atypical migraine : Migraines have various presentations ,however if they are not controlled ask for a referral to a neurologist.A dietary history might be of assistance ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Rare: Shingles without a rash is rare. Could the facial swelling be an allergic reaction or be due to a tooth abscess? Have your md check you.

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