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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes my peripheral vision to be "shaky"?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possibly Migraine: This is a somewhat unusual symptom, but sounds like it could possibly be from ocular migraine. No headache or pain is required for that diagnosis. You should have a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist, probably including a visual field exam, to help determine the cause and to rule out certain neurological causes. Depending on the testing results, neuroimaging with a ct scan or MRI may be required.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
Many many: Most common would be glaucoma and stroke.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why can cause hallucinations in my peripheral vision?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Positive visual: Sometimes people with migraine headaches or occipital partial onset seizures have a visual sensation of lights or distortions in the peripheral vision. Key questions are whether a headache follows them and whether they are the same symptoms every time.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
May be serious: Temporary vision loss in the periphery is usually due to migraines or occasionally low blood pressure. Regardless, any type of vision loss should be investigated. Things which are concerning but persist include retinal detachments, retinal vascular disease and glaucoma.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Not usually: I would look for other potential causes and see a good eye doctor first before attributing it to hypothyroidism.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes a streak of light in your peripheral vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Shaking of retina: The retina only has nerves of vision and if something shakes it, you will notice a light streak. This can happen occasionally spontaneously. And also in relationship to the aging of the vitreous within the eye. If the light streaks happen one after another even with the eyes shut, then you should have an evaluation to rule out more serious conditions.
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Last updated Sep 2, 2018

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