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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 39 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
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Many many: Most common would be glaucoma and stroke.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why can cause hallucinations in my peripheral vision?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What could be causing my peripheral vision to be blurry and having headaches?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Few causes: Htn, optic nerve inflammation called neuritis, including drug induced op.Neuritis-multiple scelerosis , glaucoma or intraocular HTN with HTN inside eyeball , migraines, inflamm/detachment of retina which is the inner most of the 3 layers of eyball, etc. You need to get examined by eye dr. Asap to get ruled out of any of the above including space occupying lesions of brain, like mass with imaging scans.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 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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