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Does blockage in arteries of retina cause vision loss?

Does blockage in arteries of retina cause vision loss?

See a retina special: Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina. A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...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?

Significant: Transient vision loss in one eye is a significant visual complaint and requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. As the questioner indicates, a blot clot is a possibility though many other causes are known. ...Read more

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I have been occasionally waking up with dim vision in left eye. I have a 60% blockage of my carotid artery on the left. Could this be the cause?

I have been occasionally waking up with dim vision in left eye. I have a 60% blockage of my carotid artery on the left. Could this be the cause?

Maybe: Amaurosis fugax is what you are referring to. The plaque in the carotid artery can shed particulate matter upstream, and when this enters the artery going to the same side eye, typical symptom of "shade coming over the eye" is experienced. Visiting an eye doctor may help make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye. What causes it?

Vision loss in one eye. What causes it?

Multiple causes: If this just happened, it is an emergency and you should go to your ophthalmologist or to an er quickly. The causes include retinal detachment, vascular occlusive disease, optic nerve disease, various changes in the brain as well as other eye conditions. ...Read more

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Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Yes it can: Sometimes an eye scratch can cause a corneal scar leading to a slight visual loss. Also, the scratch itself can cause visual loss until it is healed. ...Read more

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What could cause vision loss in a healthy eye?

Only one thing: If an eye truly is healthy, then only a significant refractive error (need for glasses) can cause vision loss. If there are other reasons for vision loss, then the eye or visual system would not be considered healthy. ...Read more

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What causes gradual vision loss in one eye ( like a shade being drawn or letters being missing when reading?

What causes gradual vision loss in one eye ( like a shade being drawn or letters being missing when reading?

Meant things can...: Cause this. Most serious would be a retinal datechment. Could be a cataract or as simple as dryness. You need to have an eye exam to determine the cause. See an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Can hemmorroid cause vision loss in one eye?

Can hemmorroid cause vision loss in one eye?

No!: Hemorrhoids have no connection with vision. You should get an eye specialist to check you as it sounds serious. ...Read more

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Can Dry Eye cause vision loss? Or something else?

Can Dry Eye cause vision loss? Or something else?

Dry eye syndrome: eople with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health ...Read more

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What can cause vision loss in one eye 12 year old?

What can cause vision loss in one eye 12 year old?

Vision loss: Many issues can cause decreased vision in one eye in a 12 year old. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could exposure of the eye to certain substances or particles cause vision loss?

Could exposure of the eye to certain substances or particles cause vision loss?

Yes: substances that are acidic and basic can cause damage to the structures of the eye. resulting scarring and damage can cause potentially significant visual disturbance and impairment. ...Read more

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What can cause complete sporatic vision loss in only the left eye in a 24 yr old female?

What can cause complete sporatic vision loss in only the left eye in a 24 yr old female?

Vascular compromise: If your loss of vision is complete then you need a medical work up asap by an ophthalmologist. This could represent a vascular occlusion to the eye and is serious ...Read more

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

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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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause vision loss in one eye?

Can viagra (sildenafil) cause vision loss in one eye?

Possibly: There has been an association between viagra (sildenafil) and a condition called ischemic optic neuropathy which can cause sudden painless decreased vision in one eye. If you have experienced this, see your eye doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

What can cause sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Decreased blood flow: Your very precise description is consistent with interruption of blood flow in a branch of the retinal artery on one side. This needs attention, as a stroke risk would be present. Unlikely that this represents migraine. See an ophtalmologist asap. ...Read more

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Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms of diabetic eye disease are likely to reduce vision. See your eye doctor regularly. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

What would cause  sudden  loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

Many things: 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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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause partial vision loss in one eye only?

Yes: Viagra (sildenafil) use has been linked to a condition called ischemic optic neuropathy which can cause a sudden, painless decrease in vision in one eye. See your eye doctor immediately if you suspect this. ...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. 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