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Is it normal to have temporary vision loss in just one eye?

Is it normal to have temporary vision loss in just one eye?

No: Vision loss is never normal and should be evaluated promptly by an eye md. Sometimes, having temporary vision loss can be a warning of something more serious and preventable. Get checked out. ...Read more

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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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What's the reasoning behind temporary vision loss in one eye?

Possible causes: A blockage of blood flow to the retina can lead to a black out of vision in one eye. This can be caused by plaque breaking off of an artery and lodging in the eye. Since the blood flow to the retina is limited, the vision will abruptly and painlessly be lost. When the plaque dissolves the vision will return. If the blood flow is obstructed too long (90 minutes or so) the vision might not return. ...Read more

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Two eye drs. Looking at visual field test result. One dr says it is normal & other says there's peripheral vision loss. Why the difference of opinion?

Two eye drs. Looking at visual field test result. One dr says it is normal & other says there's peripheral vision loss. Why the difference of opinion?

Interpretation: Interpretation of visual field change is somewhat subjective. As many as 5 cosequetive visual fields are necessary to show change over time. Peripheral changes can have a lot of "noise" in deciding whether or not it is real defect or not. Repetition of field testing and confirmation of defect over time is more accurate. Even then, there are many factors that can interfere in vf assessment. ...Read more

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I have loss of vision in one eye, several times a month. Is it caused by a temporary blockage like a blood clot?

I have loss of vision in one eye, several times a month.  Is it caused by a temporary blockage like a blood clot?

Significant: Transient vision loss in one eye is a significant visual complaint and requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. As the questioner indicates, a blot clot is a possibility though many other causes are known. ...Read more

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What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

As previously stated: I do believe I answered this question because I remember seeing your smiling picture.....if that's you sending the question from "down under!" LOL You describe symptoms seen in patients with IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). But please, don't keep us in suspense. Let's have an appointment and get more information? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye. What causes it?

Multiple causes: If this just happened, it is an emergency and you should go to your ophthalmologist or to an er quickly. The causes include retinal detachment, vascular occlusive disease, optic nerve disease, various changes in the brain as well as other eye conditions. ...Read more

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Sudden vision loss in one eye after getting hit in it. What is prognosis?

Sudden vision loss in one eye after getting hit in it. What is prognosis?

Variable: This depends largely on the location and severity of the damage in the eye. If you have any vision loss at all you should see an eye doctor immediately. Waiting almost always damages prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more