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what diseases can cause temporary blindness?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Temporary blindness: Conversion disorder, Amaurosis fugax, & Flash blindness.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are common conditions characterized by temporary blindness?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Amarosis fugax: Temporary blindness (amarosis fugax) can be caused by many issues such as migraines, severe high blood pressure, severe low blood pressure, carotid stenosis, inadequate posterior blood circulation to the brain, irregular heart beat, clotting disorders, certain cancers (directly or indirectly), psychiatric disease or many others.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is temporary blindness a real condition?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes.: There are many medical conditions that can cause temporary blindness. These can include blockage of the arteries in the eyes, or strokes in the area of the brain that interpret vision (the occipital lobes). It is also possible for temporary blindness to be caused by psychological conditions, such as severe stress (functional blindness).
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes temporary blindness when standing or sitting up?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Low blood pressure: When you stand or sit, the blood rushes from your head causing dizziness and loss of vision. This is more common in people who have low blood pressure and on those who are taking hypertensive medications.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Help, what treatable condition can cause temporary blindness?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
A few: Anxiety hysterical blindness retinal migraine trauma with bleeding in the eye and clot
A 40-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what treatable condition can cause temporary blindness?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Too many to list: There are many treatable conditions that caused temporary blindness. This should be managed by an ophthalmologist.

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