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temporary blindness in one eye waking up

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
TIA and stroke: Temporary blindness in one eye is known as tmvl - transient monocular visual loss and are definitely not normal. Symptoms may represent a benign cond ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nope: You may have vascular occlusion. Go to a doctor soon- consider carotid duplex.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Many reasons: Optic disc drusen, papilledema, migraine, impending vascular occlusion, embolic disease, giant cell arteritis, etc. You need to see an eye doctor.
A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Temporary : Monocular blindness can be an early warning of a stroke called a tia. See a doctor immediately.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Migraines: You may have migraines.Talk to your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See a doctor.: If this is a sudden problem, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If it is more chronic, you should still see an ophthalmologist wit ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Sleep deprivation: Better see a neurologist
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Typical : This is the aura they one can have just before the migraine headache comes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Tell your doctor: Transitory raised intracranial pressure can cause diplopia and visual loss. Coughing raises your ICP. Need to check for cerebral masses and aneurysm o ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: seeing brief flashes of light in the peripheral vision is very common. but check your vision for new floaters (dark shadowy spots). If you have new fl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Intermittent blurry: Intermittent blurry vision with complete recovery in between times needs to be worked up. It may a migraine variant. But other conditions alike transi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many possibilites: Sudden decreases in vision warrant immediate examination by an eye doctor. See yours today.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
This needs...: an OTHAMOLOGY exam by an M.D. the decrease acuity may be due to difficulty in PUPILARY dilatation!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contai ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes it can: Blood pressure can definitely affect eye sight. However, it may not be from the blood pressure. The best way to know is buy (or borrow) a blood pressu ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
The symptoms you: describe are a medical emergency. Please go to your emergency department for treatment and future prevention. Peace and good health.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Red eye: Not enough information, is there tearing, eye pain, blurry vision, any other symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen glands, cracked red lips, ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Travatan can cause vision changes and blurry vision.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Several things: Retinal detachment rarely causes a red eye or pain. There are a number of things that could cause your symptoms including an internal inflammation te ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Blurry vision: Blurry vision that develops during the day can be caused by dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), allergies and medications, to name a few. Lubricat ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Your solution:: sleep more. And sleep better. As in sleep in a restful way, without alcohol or sedatives on board and with a healthy relaxed body in a comfortable m ... Read More
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