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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

Lattice Degeneration: Is not likely caused by impaired circulation. The cause is not known. It occurs frequently in very near-sighted people and may be a risk factor for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more

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Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Floater: A large floater could be causing blurred vision, but you should be able to see thru it. Any new floaters or light flashes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no associated retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Carotid artery surgery and lack of blood supply to the brain. Could that cause stroke effects?

Carotid artery surgery and lack of blood supply to the brain. Could that cause stroke effects?

Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read more

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When a person has significant blockage of the heart arteries it will result in reduced body energy.Will the blockage also affect memory and eyesight?

When a person has significant blockage of the heart arteries it will result in reduced body energy.Will the blockage also affect memory and eyesight?

May be: Significant blockage will result in an inability to be active due to reduce performance of your heart pumping o2 blood to all your body. May be even causing heart failure. If that happen, in theory, your memory could suffer. Not sure about your sight. I will advice to get a good eye specialist to check your eyes. Also check with your primary care doctor to r/o other causes of memory loss. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there. ...Read more

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Is the main cause of vision loss in older people glaucoma, diabetes, or macular degeneration?

Is the main cause of vision loss in older people glaucoma, diabetes, or macular degeneration?

Depends on age: There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age. Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages. ...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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Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not). ...Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. ...Read more

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Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Can a stroke in the medulla (100% blocked right vertebral artery) cause personality changes?

Yes: Any injury to the brain can affect mood or personality. It may be temporary though. Also it is common to get depressed after a stroke and treatment for depression can be very , very helpful now and during the recovery. Talk to the neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?

In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?

Favorable: You have early loss with probably no functional damage at this point. Glaucoma is successfully treated with regular follow-ups and diligent use of the treatment recommended. You can do well with reasonable effort on your part. And the advice of a good glaucoma ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Problem in vision of right eye after diagnosis of pvd/ is that due to floaters or retinal tear now?

Problem in vision of right eye after diagnosis of pvd/ is that due to floaters or retinal tear now?

Could be: Could be tear, or simply you are appreciating the PVD more. If this is a change since you last saw the ophthalmologist, see him promptly. ...Read more

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How does MS cause floaters in the eye?

It doesnt: MS will not cause true floaters. Although people with MS can have floaters like anyone else. ...Read more

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Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?

Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?

Depends on damage. : Traumatic retinal hemorrhages can range from superficial to catastrophic. If there is too much damage to the retina or there is blood underneath the retina, the damage may be permanent. In that case, the vision may not come back. See your retinal specialist for more specific information. ...Read more

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Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Leg hairloss: Hairloss at legs can occurs due to a multitude of reasons. Very common are venous insufficiency regardless of its cause, I.e., mechanical pressure, or direct venous disease. ...Read more

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What causes RNFL thinning in glaucoma. Does controlling eye pressure stop the nerve fiber loss.

What causes RNFL thinning in glaucoma. Does controlling eye pressure stop the nerve fiber loss.

Pressure atrophy: One theory is that pressure too high for the back of the eye to withstand causes constriction of the blood flow with atrophy of the tissue (nerve fiber) supplied by that blood stream. They then atrophy and this is the basis for the thinning. Lowering the pressure below that threshold for damage prevents further blood vessel constriction and allows the remaining nerve fibers to stay healthy. ...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