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How to know if I have tunnel vision or not?

How to know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Test yourself: Tunnel vision amounts to being only to see things ahead of yourself as if you are looking through the central core of, for instance, a paper towel roll. You can easily compare your side vision to that of a friend who presumably has normal vision. If you have tunnel vision, it is probably from some pathology of the eyes and you need an ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis. ...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


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Why do I have tunnel vision from getting up?

Why do I have tunnel vision from getting up?

Blood flow: If you are flat and then get up, it could be from sudden blood flow leaving the head due to gravity. Dehydration, blood pressure, and some medications can cause it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Check vision: Tunnel vision is a condition in which the peripheral vision is constricted and only the central portion remains. It occurs in some inherited diseases and some vascular events. You can check yourself by moving a light in from the peripheral. It should be seen partially behind the ears, but if you can see it only when the light is almost in front of you, then it might be tunneling. ...Read more

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I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

I get tunnel vision then can't see some times. What is wrong with me?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would explain the vision loss of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tunnel vision and lightheadedness every time i stand up?

Get medical help: These symptoms related to a change in position may be from an abrupt drop in blood pressure when standing. This can be medication related, or could be cardiac in nature. Sometimes increased intracranial pressure can cause symptoms like this. ...Read more

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So I have anxiety and my vision just gets bad. I've had tunnel vision but it goes away, but the things i see is like pink vibrant dots or circles, why?

So I have anxiety and my vision just gets bad. I've had tunnel vision but it goes away, but the things i see is like pink vibrant dots or circles, why?

Hyperventilation : It sound like when you are anxious you may be hyperventilating or using shallow breathing. This can cause you to become lightheaded and have blurred vision and ultimately may lead to cramps or pins and needles in the hands/ feet and around the mouth. You may want to learn how to breath properly when stressed from either meditation or yoga. Meditation may be very helpful for you! ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision?

Loss of peripheral: In tunnel vision, the peripheral portions of the retina lose their sensitivity and only the central portion remains (a tunnel straight ahead). Most often found in inherited degenerations like retinitis pigmentosa, some drugs can do this as well as rare retiinal infections. Advanced tunnel vision is very handicapping as victims cannot see their feet, or objects in view. ...Read more

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Dr. John Gillespie
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Tunnel Vision (Definition)

Tunnel vision is where a person's visual field becomes narrowed so that he is only able to see the central part of the visual field (as though ...Read more