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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.
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many: Most commonly is migraine, with or without the headache. Other causes are transient strokes to the brain, sudden drops in blood pressure to name but a few. See your eye md.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many things!: Changes in vision, blurriness, blind spots, halos around lights, or dimness of vision should always be evaluated by a medical professional. Such changes may represent an eye disease, aging, eye injury, or a condition like diabetes that affects many organs in your body. Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors and certain medications.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
This is an open ended question and as Dr. Guzik notes, there are many causes some being serious. An appointment with an ophthalmologist is an important way to follow up of this symptom.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

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

What is loss of peripheral vision mean?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many possible causes: Loss of peripheral vision can occur with ocular or brain disease. There are many diseases that can take away peripheral vision.
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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