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What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Wexler
38 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Time will tell: Nerve damage often is permanent , so even if the swelling is gone it certainly is possible that loss of vision will be permanent. Hopefully, the damag ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Migraine?: You should be seen by an ophthalmologist / neurologist for evaluation for migraine.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Assuming you are over the age of 10, not wearing prescriptive eyewear does not deepen or worsen amblyopia (lazy eye).
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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