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When I stand up I go blind for a few seconds and sometimes feel like I am drunk. Am I going blind or is it my diet or what?

When I stand up I go blind for a few seconds and sometimes feel like I am drunk. Am I going blind or is it my diet or what?

Low BP likely: Light headedness and brief visual loss upon standing is typical of a temporary drop in blood pressure. It's called orthostatic hypotension. The most common causes include blood pressure medications and dehydration. Normally when we stand, blood vessels in the lower body constrict to keep blood going upward. When this malfunctions your symptoms are typical. ...Read more

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Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Been wearing glasses for 6 years. Eyesight getting worse. Am I going blind?

Change is expected: It is normal for our vision to change we get older. This is not a sign of going blind, more a sign of aging. See you family doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist if you are having changes to your vision. ...Read more

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My eyes start to be blurry and I can't see a thing for 3-5 seconds after I watch tv. Am I going blind?

My eyes start to be blurry and I can't see a thing for 3-5 seconds after I watch tv. Am I going blind?

NO: When we watch tv, stare at a computer, or read, we do not blink as often as we should. This causes the eye to become dry and blurry. ...Read more

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I have contacts. Started plaquinil 2 months ago I also have stigmatism every time I close my left eye and stare everything starts to white out and blur im so scared! What's wrong? Am I going blind

I have contacts. Started plaquinil 2 months ago I also have stigmatism every time I close my left eye and stare everything starts to white out and blur im so scared! What's wrong? Am I going blind

Systemic diseases: And some treatments for them cam cause eye to be dry. Try some lubricating eyes drops first, systane or refresh that can be bought over the counter. If still blurry you need an eye exam. ...Read more

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I'm 39 and was just diagnosed with polymialgia rheumatica and hortons disease, I was told its rare for my age but how likely am I to go blind?

I'm 39 and was just diagnosed with polymialgia rheumatica and hortons disease, I was told its rare for my age but how likely am I to go blind?

Small risk: Vision loss in giant cell arteritis is small but definitive and irreversible. Emergent treatment is essential if visual symptoms occur, whether blurry, decreasing, double vision, acute headache, temple pain, jaw pain or cramping with chewing, scalp tenderness an others b. ...Read more

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What would be the signs if I am going blind?

What would be the signs if I am going blind?

Get an eye exam: The term "blindness" can be interpreted in many different ways. Central vision can be impaired by a simple need for glasses, and the problem can be easily solved. Peripheral vision loss is more unusual, and typically does have an underlying cause of more significance. Only through an eye exam can a disease process by diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going blind, what should I do?

What to do if I am going blind, what should I do?

DO NOT DELAY: See an ophthalmologist ASAP, get examined and uncover cause. Many problems with loss of vision can be reversed such as premature cataracts and glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is a good means of testing if I am going blind?

What is a good means of testing if I am going blind?

Annual eye exam: Yearly eye exams can help you maintain good vision, although it may be with glasses. Early detection of certain etiologies can help prevent blindness. ...Read more

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I feel like my vision is getting darker and darker. How can I make sure that I am not going blind!

I feel like my vision is getting darker and darker. How can I make sure that I am not going blind!

See an eye doctor!: Any vision loss is abnormal. And the greater the delay from noticing the change to evaluation, the greater the loss will be. Many causes of vision loss can be controlled well with early appropriate treatment, so please see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going partially blind, this is like the 6th time in a few years, dunno what causes it?

See your eye doctor: Many cause of loss of eyesight and some can be reversed with proper diagnosis and treatment. Don't wait for it to get worse see someone today! ...Read more

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I dropped my contact in the urinal, if I use it am I going to go blind?

Unlikely: I am guessing you in fact did this already. The urinal would have to contain a toxin or infection that could be damaging to vision in very dilute form. That is extraordinarily unlikely. Your eye has excellent means to ward off toxins and infection and so you have almost certainly done no harm. ...Read more

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I am going blind from glaucoma is there surgery that can help me?

I am going blind from glaucoma is there surgery that can help me?

There are many types: Glaucoma surgery can be done when medical and laser treatment are ineffective. Please see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and I'm only 27. Am I going to be blind?

No: The vitreous jelly tends to break down with time, and can contract and pull away causing a pvd, more common in higher myopes at an early age. Blindness could happen if a retinal tear leading to a retinal detachment occurred at the same time as the pvd, but if nonhemorrhagic PVD only, then usually resolves without sequelae. ...Read more

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Am I going to go blind? Is a cataract blocking my vision; sometimes I see ok, sometimes not good?

Am I going to go blind? Is a cataract blocking my vision; sometimes I see ok, sometimes not good?

Blind?: Not sure about going blind! Anything is possible from the symptoms you are describing. Most likely the condition causing your fluctuating vision is not cataracts. The cataracts do not cause the vision to fluctuate. They can cause different degrees of symptoms depending on the environment, ie. Bright light, night time, sun light, reading. ...Read more

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My mom went blind from diabetes, am I going to go blind?

My mom went blind from diabetes, am I going to go blind?

Not necessairily: Medicine has advanced tremendously in just one generation. Today, we have standards such as yearly dilated exams, yearly foot exams, goals for cholesterol, goals for blood pressure, and treatment guidelines. Follow your doctors instructions to avoid blindness and keep that hga1c below 7%. ...Read more

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When taking out my contacts I noticed my left eye had blood spot. Am I going to go blind if I don't seek medical attention?

When taking out my contacts I noticed my left eye had blood spot. Am I going to go blind if I don't seek medical attention?

Probably not: What you see externally usually will not affect your vision. It may be just that a blood spot or bruise taht goes away with time. ...Read more

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Having a bloodshot is that bad? Am I going to get blind/eye cancer? No pain, swollen or itch on my eye, will it go away or is there any medicine?

Having a bloodshot is that bad? Am I going to get blind/eye cancer? No pain, swollen or itch on my eye, will it go away or is there any medicine?

Not going blind!: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. Could be episcleritis, use artificial tears. ...Read more

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Periodically I am going completely blind in one eye (white curtain) it lasts 1 2 min. Our local doctors ruled out MS, heart, neurological problems?

Periodically I am going completely blind in one eye (white curtain) it lasts 1 2 min. Our local doctors ruled out MS, heart, neurological problems?

Need to know workup: I'm glad to hear your doctors have taken your symptoms seriously enough to do what seems like a thorough workup. However, before discussing other possible things this could be- I think going through the details of the workups, results, and how they arrived at the conclusions that you had none of the above is worthwhile. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My vision in my left eye is -7.75, and my vision in my right eye is -7.00 is this very bad? Am I going to go completely blind?

Moderate myopia: These numbers indicate the amount of nearsightedness you have. At 19 years old, it possible these are stable and won't get much worse. Most nearsighted people tend to get worse during the teenage years and stabilize in the late teen's or early 20's. When it becomes stable, you can have laser to fix it. Or you can continue to wear glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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I have polymyalgia rheumatica, and on prednisone. I am 66 and going blind, I gained weight and feel ugly. But I can now walk. Will I die from this?

I have polymyalgia rheumatica, and on prednisone. I am 66 and going blind, I gained weight and feel ugly. But I can now walk. Will I die from this?

Not likely: Hi Wendy. Polymyalgia rheumatica is exquisitely sensitive to steroids. But, it is associated with giant cell arthritis, which can be both deadly and blinding. As soon as it is under control you can be put on so-called steroid-sparing immunosuppressive medication such as methotrexate, which will help normalize your life. These have much fewer side effects. Please see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Told I am going to go blind (muscle spasms that will tear). Lately, more sensitive to light & saw fireflies, dark clouds, lightening. What do I do?

Told I am going to go blind (muscle spasms that will tear). Lately, more sensitive to light & saw fireflies, dark clouds, lightening. What do I do?

Dilated retinal exam: Call your local Retinal Specialist Ophthalmologist for your symptoms which need immediate dilated exam. You have some of the signs of retinal detachment, so urgent care required! ...Read more

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Am I in danger to go blind in both eyes if I have a lazy eye?

Am I in danger to go blind in both eyes if I have a lazy eye?

No: While you can see with both eyes, your brain does not like double vision that comes from an eye that is 'lazy' --- left untreated your brain will 'prefer' the good eye and ignore the images coming from the lazy eye. There are eye exercises to strengthen the lazy eye or even surgery that can help. ...Read more

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Will I go blind as I get older?

Vision loss: Unless you have a primary problem with vision there is no reason to have visual loss as you get older. ...Read more

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Could you go blind permanently?

Yes: Many diseases can cause blindness. If you are concerned about this, visit an ophthalmologist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go blind?

What causes someone to go blind?

TMTC: The reasons are too many to count. The most common causes in the developed world are diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Why do I go blind when I stretch?

Why do I go blind when I stretch?

Drop in blood pressu: Your blood pressure is dropping when you stretch, causing an alteration in vision. Either your blood pressure is low to begin with, or you may have a conditiion in which too much of your blood is going to your arms when you stretch, subclavian steel. I would talk to your primary doc about it. ...Read more

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Wha are symptoms of going. Blind?

Many: True blindness refers to the lights going out, with no light perception. Early loss of vision can just cause blurred vision, distortion, flashing lights, floaters. Total loss of vision can be slow or instantaneous. If you are having vision problems see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more