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Can an allergic reaction cause a temporary loss of vision?

Can an allergic reaction cause a temporary loss of vision?

Maybe: Depending on your definition of loss of vision, and whether you are talking about an eye allergy or a systemic allergy, it is possible. Blurred vision is not uncommon in eye allergies, and also when treating allergies with oral antihistamines. A systemic allergic reaction should not cause vision loss (darkened vision). This should be immediately evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Is it possible to have vision loss from allergic reaction in eye?

Is it possible to have vision loss from allergic reaction in eye?

Rarely: Most reactions to airborne allergens, while uncomfortable and annoying, primarily affect your conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner eyelids. The most common symptoms are itching & watering though blurry vision sometimes occurs. Rare reactions associated with eczema or other conditions can cause severe inflammation that may affect your eyesight. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. ...Read more

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What causes splitting headache and temporary loss of vision to a nursing mother?

What causes splitting headache and temporary loss of vision to a nursing mother?

See below: A migraine headache can cause temporary visual impairment. You should be evaluated. It has nothing to do with breast feeding. ...Read more

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What causes temporary loss of vision?

What causes temporary loss of vision?

It depends.: The word "temporary" could mean seconds or days. Brief loss of vision could be related to common problems like low blood pressure or migraines. Longer periods of vision loss are often due to more serious problems. In any case, an ophthalmologist and/or neurologist should be involved. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

No one best answer: Temporary loss my be innocuous. Blurred vision from dryness, wrong glasses, medication side effects are temporary but so are many other more serious conditions that may lead to sudden and maybe permanent loss. Mini strokes to the eye or brain, intermittent glaucoma attacks, optic neuritis, small hemorrhages in the eye (diabetics) to name a few. See your eye md asap. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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Could shingles cause swelling on one side of face and temporary loss of vision without a rash?

Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a simple cincussion cause temporary episodes if loss of vision?

Can a simple cincussion cause temporary episodes if loss of vision?

Concussion: Concussion is associated w a short temporary black out of vision. Vision usually resolves unless there is brain, optic nerve or eye damage. ...Read more

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I have loss of vision in one eye, several times a month. Is it caused by a temporary blockage like a blood clot?

I have loss of vision in one eye, several times a month. Is it caused by a temporary blockage like a blood clot?

Could be a TIA: A temporary loss of vision in one eye can be a sign of a TIA also known as a transient ischemic attack. It can be caused by small blood clots (emboli) that break off from either the heart or carotid artery in the neck. See your primary care provider for evaluation that may include ultrasound studies. ...Read more

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Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

Low blood pressure?: If the symptoms are reliably triggered by changes in position (e.g. standing from a seated or lying position), they may represent orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure brought on by movement. Your PCP can confirm this and help narrow down causes, such as dehydration, heart trouble, or neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can be done about temporary loss of vision please read?

What can be done about temporary loss of vision please read?

It depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Randomly dizzy with temporary loss of vision - became blurry vision and slurred words. Now loss of vision in 1 eye which is slowly coming back?

Randomly dizzy with temporary loss of vision - became blurry vision and slurred words. Now loss of vision in 1 eye which is slowly coming back?

The symptoms you: Describe are a medical emergency. Please go to your emergency department for treatment and future prevention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the leading cause of loss of vision is?

Depends on group: For people over 65 age related macular degeneration leads. For younger people diabetic retinopathy is the cause. Outside the us infectious causes like trachoma blind people at high rates. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of vision/tunnel vision?

Circulation: Spasm of the posterior cerebral arteries could cause tunnel vision/blindness. Low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, severe high blood pressure are causes. Optic nerve poisons, glaucoma, and other eye diseases can also do so. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the medication sanctura cause loss of vision?

Sanctura: Used to treat overactive bladder, it can cause dry eyes & blurred vision. Use with caution if you have narrow angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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I experienced loss of vision and muffled hearing for a few moments. What can cause this?

Blood pressure: I temporary drop in blood pressue when standing up could do this. If it continues to happen, see your internist. ...Read more

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Using corticosone like flovent inhaler can cause loss of vision?

Using corticosone like flovent inhaler can cause loss of vision?

Yes: Steroids used chronically have been associated with cataract formation. You should see your eye doctor. Also steroids can cause elevation in blood sugar and this leads to fluid shifts that can cause blurring vision. You should have your blood sugars checked to rule out diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes loss of vision in people who have brain tumours or cancer?

Some possibilities: Tumor may grow nearby visual pathways, and some tumors directly affect the optic nerve or chasm. Others may dramatically increase intracranial pressure by mass effect, which indirectly can cause visual loss. In fact, any increased pressure for a variety of reasons can cause obscurational episodes. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the leading cause of loss of vision?

Depends on what: Part of the world you in talking about? In the us cataracts are number one in vision loss but can be treated, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are top causes of vision loss. ...Read more

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Will fibromyalgia cause extreme hunger and loss of vision?

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Will fibromyalgia cause extreme hunger and loss of vision?

Fibromyalgia: No, but some meds. Used to treat it can cause appetite changes and blurred vision. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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What causes nausea, extreme sweat, and loss of vision?

What causes nausea, extreme sweat, and loss of vision?

There are a few...: ...Causes, including dehydration, diabetes, heat exhaustion, and certain medications. If you know anyone suffering from these symptoms, they need to seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause loss of vision?

Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Optic neuropathy: This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields. Other possibilities include retinal detachments, arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...Read more

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I got my first migraine when I was 16. Can it cause partial loss of vision?

Temporarily: Scotomata and hemianopsia are common components of migraine. Visual illusions with progressive loss of half of the visual field is a common presentation for a migraine event. This usually recovers even before the headache begins. In women on birth control there have been reports of permanent loss of visual function due to ischemia of the occipital lobe of the brain. Fortunately, this is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more