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Sudden temporary loss of vision in one eye

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.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Wexler
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Could be a TIA: A temporary loss of vision in one eye can be a sign of a TIA also known as a transient ischemic attack. It can be caused by small blood clots (emboli)... Read More
Dr. Peter Francis
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Significant: Transient vision loss in one eye is a significant visual complaint and requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. As the questioner indicates, a blot clot... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Please see a doctor today! any loss of vision with other symptoms such as eyelid droop should be evaluated quickly. Please seek help from your docto... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Yes. You should have seen an eye doctor long ago. I would not wait any longer. Go see an eye doctor asap.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not necessary: You have experienced an occipital (some say visual or optical) migraine attack. These are benign, last 2 minutes to 2 hours and do not cause any harm... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes. Needs a doctor.: An injury or problem in the right part of the brain produces loss of the left side of the visual field of each eye. An injury or problem in the left p... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
The symptoms you: describe are a medical emergency. Please go to your emergency department for treatment and future prevention. Peace and good health.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Vascular, detachment: Loss of vision horizontally and only in one eye suddenly usually means a stroke of the eye where one branch of the retinal vessels is blocked. Due to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Many reasons: Its difficult to answer these kind of questions, not knowing some information. However, it could be migrains, tia, amaurosis fugax, visual changes in... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Decreased blood flow: Your very precise description is consistent with interruption of blood flow in a branch of the retinal artery on one side. This needs attention, as a... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Possible TIA: This could be a temporary vessel blockage in the circulation in the back of the head which ended (called a TIA - transient ischemic attack) or it coul... Read More

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