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Gradual Blindness In One Eye
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?
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