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Is blindness in one eye hereditary?

Is blindness in one eye hereditary?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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What are the causes of blindness in one eye?

What are the causes of blindness in one eye?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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What all causes temporary blindness in one eye?

TIA and stroke: Temporary blindness in one eye is known as tmvl - transient monocular visual loss and are definitely not normal. Symptoms may represent a benign condition but are just as likely to be a marker of grave disease and need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Having temperary blindness in one eye or the other what can cause this?

Having temperary blindness in one eye or the other what can cause this?

See Dr asap: Temporary blindness is not normal and an evaluation should be started asap to assure you are not having neurological issues or issues related to poor blood flow or blockages that would require immediate attention as to not cause permanent issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden partial blindness in one eye. Who do I seek for help?

What could be causing sudden partial blindness in one eye. Who do I seek for help?

Partial blindness : There can be multiple causes including but certainly not limited to small strokes. Specialists which might help include ophtalmologists, neuropthalmologists, neurologists but one would want to at minumum promptly consult a family physician. ...Read more

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Night blindness in one eye at night. Whats up?

Night blindness in one eye at night. Whats up?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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I have temporary night blindness in one eye. How is this possible? Can it be fixed?

I have temporary night blindness in one eye. How is this possible? Can it be fixed?

No such thing: There are many factors that can cause colors to look different to the two eyes, some may depend on lighting situation, age, cataracts, etc. Best to have an eye examination. ...Read more

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Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Not yet: We'll be there someday. Depending on the location of the defect experimental implantable artificial retinas are being tested - stay tuned for developments in this exciting field. ...Read more

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Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Need two: True depth perception usually requires 2 eyes (same for 3d at the movies). People who only have vision in one eye compensate by being a good judge of size, etc. ...Read more

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Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: If the loss in the one eye is central, eliminating or severely compromising that portion of the vision, then depth perception with be disturbed and may even be eliminated. ...Read more

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Help please! is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Help please! is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: Depth perception, (stereovision) requires good input from both eyes. If one eye is severely blurred, true depth perception is not possible. ...Read more

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Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

No.: Temporary blindness in one eye is not a side effect of medication although i suppose you could posit transient hypotension and significantly asymmetric iop or ocular vessel atherosclerotic disease. Sx like this are much more likely to be an ocular TIA or stroke and need evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

Several concerns: Transient unilateral blindness may be seen in "amaurosis fugax", due to decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery which may be associated with carotid stenosis. The visual issues may well be an early sign of future major stroke risk and must be heeded. An embolism from heart to the similar vascular bed is another troubling cause. Headache and visual loss may be seen in temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?

My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?

No but . . .: Smoking is always a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs. Jra does not "interact" with smoking so that bad habit will not worsen the jra. ...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. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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