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Dad had temporary 'white out' of vision following daily eye drops & laser surgery to reduce pressure. is this serious? what causes it?

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Dr. Robert Patterson
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Visual White out: A brief or transient loss of vision, whether it is a blackout or white out, can be quite significant. The differential diagnosis could be a special kind of migraine, seizure, or a significant condition involving the "blood supply" called amaurosis fujax. Transient visual loss can be due to a varied group of disorders, some can be benign and others dangerous. Get him back to his doc.
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Have this checked: There are many possibilities for your dad's symptoms. It is best that he discuss this with the surgeon who did his laser asap.

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