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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


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What does having small headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and a loss of balance indicate?

What does having small headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and a loss of balance indicate?

Maybe benign: Although migraine syndromes can include problems with dizziness and changes in vision, the loss of balance is concerning, as this could indicate inner ear or brainstem problems. Since this could be associated with anemias, medication rxtns, and thyroid problems, or even sinusitis, best to get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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During a TIA, what is exactly meant by loss of vision as one of the symptoms? Is this blurred vision?

Yes, and more: A TIA is generally thought to be a temporary loss of brain function. Depending on the area of the brain that is effected, you can have different visual loss symptoms, including blurry vision, double vision, loss of vision, partial loss of vision, in one or both eyes. However, blurry vision in both eyes, would be difficult to explain by a transient ischemic attack. Call 911 if there's TIA concern ...Read more

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Could blurred vision/vision loss be a side effect of sinusitus&pink eye?

Yes: You can certainly get pink eye and sinusitis together, and temporary blurred vision from pink eye. If it persists after a few weeks I would get an exam. ...Read more

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Too young for tia? 33 weeks pregnant randomly had blurred vision/vision loss in one eye, lasted for about 5 seconds.

Most likely benign: At your age, under the circumstances, sounds like your first episode of classical migraine, which was just the aura and not the headache.
But, could be retinal issue (like detachment), maybe decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery, could be a venous issue associated with pregnancy. Agree that you would be young for classic tia, but maybe best to have eyes checked just to be safe. ...Read more

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I might have MS because im getting crazy symtoms like I start to get a hot flash like im sweating but im not blurry vision, loss balance, hearing loss,

I might have MS because im getting crazy symtoms like I start to get a hot flash like im sweating but im not blurry vision, loss balance, hearing loss,

Not necessarily: Although nobody will be able to 100% counter your hypothesis to;; you're tested by MRI & examined neurologically- the first thing I think of when someone says they feel a "hotflash" is something hormonal not demyelinating. But again, who knows? I agree your symptoms warrant an examination. Why not start there and leave the diagnosis for when all the testing is in and you've been seen? Good luck. ...Read more

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I had sudden peripheral vision loss/blurred vision in one eye. Lasted 10 seconds. Panicked and got a bit dizzy. 8 months pregnant. Was this a tia?

I had sudden peripheral vision loss/blurred vision in one eye. Lasted 10 seconds. Panicked and got a bit dizzy. 8 months pregnant. Was this a tia?

Unlikely: Tia's are older folks problems and extraordinarity rare in your age group. More likely you had a type of migraine in which the vision in the right half (or left half) of both eyes went out. The rapid recovery makes this more likely. If it happens again, cover one and then the other eye and see if it is happening in both eyes. Meanwhile prepare for the end of your pregnancy best for the baby. ...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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Dim vision, loss of balance, blood rush through head and almost fainting. Was that from low blood sugar?

Dim vision, loss of balance, blood rush through head and almost fainting. Was that from low blood sugar?

Probably not: Low blood sugar usually causes sweating, tremors, headaches, and palpitations. It would need to be very prolonged or severe to cause confusion or loss of consciousness. The symptoms you mention are most often caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, from low blood pressure. You should be checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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If epiretinal membrane is moderate stage wi/striae but no blurry vision/distortion, is it likely to advance to severe stage or could it remain stable?

If epiretinal membrane is moderate stage wi/striae but no blurry vision/distortion, is it likely to advance to severe stage or could it remain stable?

Hard to predict: Some epiretinal membranes advance and disturb the vision; others appear to a certain level and then do not progress. Hopefully yours are like the latter. There is surgical treatment if the vision becomes a problem. ...Read more

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What are blackouts, loss of vision and impaired balance symptomatic of?

What are blackouts, loss of vision and impaired balance symptomatic of?

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. Other possible causes include bloodflow issues to the brain, so get checked out! ...Read more

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What are blackouts, loss of vision, and impaired balance common symptoms of?

What are blackouts, loss of vision, and impaired balance common symptoms of?

A few possibilities: Dehydration, low blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, and high fever are among the many causes. There are certainly other conditions, and anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should be seen by a physician promptly. ...Read more

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I woke up very sweaty got to the shower felt a headrush coming Loss of vision and balance. I vomited and it went away. Another headrush then I fainted?

I woke up very sweaty got to the shower felt a headrush coming Loss of vision and balance. I vomited and it went away. Another headrush then I fainted?

Dehydration & Vasova: This appears to be a vasovagal respond. Either you are very dehydrated or have something stimulate your Autonomic nervous system. This happen when we get scared or when our sugar levels falls, or in some people even with large bowel movement. So you have to investigate to see if your blood sugar is low or your blood pressure is low or emotionally you have been scared (like seeing a sight of bloo ...Read more

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I got headache, pale, blurred vision. Sudden loss of weight. What should I do?

Multi-symptoms: U need to consult your primary care doc. For full exam & thorough blood work to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I am lightheaded, blurred vision and loss of hearing when I stand?

What to do if I am lightheaded, blurred vision and loss of hearing when I stand?

Low blood pressure: When you sit or crouch, the blood is squeezed out of the lower part of your body. Then when you stand up it pools in these parts and lowers the pressure in the upper part, especially the brain. This can cause visual blur, dizziness, hearing issures and a feeling of faintness. This might also mean you are anemic. If this happens most of the time, check with your family doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old active female, im expericing as I type s sort of rigidity in my fingers, memory loss and severe back spasms, blurred vision?

I am a 40 year old active female, im expericing as I type s sort of rigidity in my fingers, memory loss and severe back spasms, blurred vision?

Rigid, Memory, Vison: The symptoms you mention indicate the need for you t see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. There are many possibilities. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause blurred vision memory loss and headaches?

Signs of trouble: Blurred vision, headaches & memory loss are worrisome in pregnancy. They are seen in pregnancy induced high blood pressure.You should call your ob's answering service noe and seek advice directly. ...Read more

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What causes chills, short loss of vision, hearing, balance, and a blackout when taking Nora-Be (Progesterone)?

What causes chills, short loss of vision, hearing, balance, and a blackout when taking Nora-Be (Progesterone)?

This doesn't sound: Normal with taking any medication. Please contact your prescriber and go over it with her. You need to find answers SOON! You have to go in and be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What can cause memory loss, light-headedness, mood swings, blurred vision & migraines?

What can cause memory loss, light-headedness, mood swings, blurred vision & migraines?

Lots of things: Head trauma and space occupying lesions like SDH, brain tumors and hydrocephalus can do this. Iron deficiency alone can produce headaches and most of the symptoms mentioned ...Read more

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My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?

Icp: Many of these symptoms can be bundled into a diagnosis of increased intracranial pressure. Causes include hydrocephalus, tumors or a combination. Could also be a sign of migraine. Mri of the brain with and without contrast on order. ...Read more

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I've had migraines my whole life this isn't. Stabbing/throbbing pain only on the side of my head I hit in an mva on 4/4/14 with blurred/loss of vision?

I've had migraines my whole life this isn't. Stabbing/throbbing pain only on the side of my head I hit in an mva on 4/4/14 with blurred/loss of vision?

Need Evaluation: Get a brain MRI and see a neurologist if you haven't already. If you have blurring vision, vomiting, headache, than I would go to the emergency room right now. ...Read more

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Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Call doctor: You need to call your doctor for a complete check up to determine what's going on. Keep a written record of all your symptoms, when they occur, how long they last etc. And this will help the doctor provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
168 Doctors shared insights

Loss Of Balance (Definition)

"Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." ...Read more