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Loss of eye sight in one eye?

Loss of eye sight in one eye?

Serious issue: If you had good vision in one eye which is now fading or worse if it suddenly went away, you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. The list of possibilities includes things like strokes in the eye, diabetes, optic neuritis, bleeding and infection. Most conditions with loss of one eye are serious and need attention. ...Read more

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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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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

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Bell's palsy and vision loss in one eye related?

Bell's palsy and vision loss in one eye related?

Dryness: The bells palsy makes it hard to blink, so eye gets dried out and blurred. ...Read more

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I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy and vision loss in one eye possible in a child?

Bell's palsy and vision loss in one eye possible in a child?

Doubt it: Bell's palsy affects the 7th cranial nerve (facial) while loss of vision suggests the optic nerve. See a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...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 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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What all causes temporary blindness in one eye?

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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In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

Generally yes: With 1 normally functioning eye & 1 that has severe visual field loss, your function is largely dependent on your ability to adapt to the missing field areas. As an American driver, visual field loss in the left hemifield & diffuse visually field loss in the right eye was associated with more driving impairment. Interestingly, a large % of monocular patients did well driving. Driving skills vary. ...Read more

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I have 20/20 in both eyes. 120 degrees field of vision in both eyes. Is my 120 degree field of vision in each eye good?

I have 20/20 in both eyes. 120 degrees field of vision in both eyes. Is my 120 degree field of vision in each eye good?

Probably: The normal field of vision is about 60 degrees nasal (toward the nose) and about a 100 degrees temporal (toward the ear) in each eye. Unless your doctor thought there is a problem, it is probably normal ...Read more

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Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

In a way: A lazy eye is one which moves usually outwards from the other eye. It usually gets that way from infancy and childhood issues with the vision or eye position. In a few cases it is because of limited vision in one eye due to anatomical or physiological defects. But mostly the vision is down because of refractive or positional problems in which the brain makes a choice to ignore one eye. ...Read more

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What causes normal vision in one eye and a stigmatism in another?

What causes normal vision in one eye and a stigmatism in another?

Normal: Astimatism is common and can be unequal between eyes, or even absent in one and present in the other. ...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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Sudden loss of peripheral vision in left eye followed by headache.?

Migraine is likely: If this was short term, it is probably an occipital migraine. If longer lasting it might be a stroke. You should seek your ophthalmologist the first time this happens to rule out something serious. ...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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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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Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Side effect of drops: This is usually caused by the eyedrops used during you eye exam. These can sometime cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscles. This should resolve with time. If it persists you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My Father is experiencing vision loss (side: both eyes) (time frame: gradual onset) and cataracts.

My Father is experiencing  vision loss (side: both eyes) (time frame: gradual onset)  and cataracts.

Eye Problems: I am not sure what the question is. However, it is important that this be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see if surgery is indicated. Take care. ...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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