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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have been having "blackouts" in my visual field for a couple of weeks. there is no dizziness or loss of conciouness or headache. what is this?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get checked: Not sure why you are having black outs in your field of vision, but several things like certain migraine variants, seizures, etc. May cause this. Other causes are possible, but basically this is not normal and you need to get evaluated and get diagnosed properly. Best wishes.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Many things, all bad: With those, symptoms you need to be seeing your doctor for further evaluation. This could be ocular migraines. This could be platelet emboli from the arteries to go to your brain and potentially a program to stroking. Go get seen promptly.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2014

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