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Am I Going Blind
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
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
Seen my eye dr and he said so far everything looks normal but my vision is still glarey sometimes blurry am I going blind? Scared bt temple arteritis
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'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?
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
See an eye doctor: You need to see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more
I feel like my vision is getting darker and darker. How can I make sure that I am not going blind!
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
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
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
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
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
Doctor, I've had them all my life it's just that now I am curious, Could I go blind? And can they be removed?
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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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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