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Is seeing grey spots in your vision a sign of a tia?

Is seeing grey spots in your vision a sign of a tia?

Usually not: The differential diagnosis for "spots" in your vision is varied with the most common cause being floaters secondary to a vitreous detachment. Other causes include orthostatic hypotension changes, ocular migraines, vitreous hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. It is important to get other associated symptoms such as flashes of light. A stroke/tia usually results in total vision loss or greying. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


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I took hydroxychloroquine and got vision field test. I have gray spots in my peripheral vision. What does that mean? Are they permanent? Are there any fixes for it?

I took hydroxychloroquine and got vision field test. I have gray spots in my peripheral vision. What does that mean? Are they permanent? Are there any fixes for it?

Caught early--No: Hydroxychloroquine can have ocular side effect ranging from blurred vision to distorted color perception. Side effects are usually dose and time related. Peripheral defects on a central 10-2 visual with a red target light are usually reversible. 10-2 defects with a white fixation light are of more concern. Often pigment changes can be seen in your retina ask your dr. What changes you have. ...Read more

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Gray spot in field of vision can be removed?

Gray spot in field of vision can be removed?

Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ophthalmologist and be certain of the diagnosis. If it is a floater, most of the time your ophthalmologist will not treat it as they usually become less bothersome over time. There is a procedure that a retina specialist can do to remove floaters. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

What would cause sudden distorted vision like gray spot?

Many possible causes: A sudden change or reduction in vision is an urgent problem which should be promptly evaluated by an eye md. There are a number of possible causes, from macular degeneration, other retinal conditions, blood vessel problems, optic nerve conditions, or even simple "floaters" which can cause this symptom. Have it checked promptly. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tooth has gray spots on it, is this a sign for a root canal?

What can I do if my tooth has gray spots on it, is this a sign for a root canal?

Not Sure: Color variations on teeth occur for many reasons. Some of these may include variations in mineralization, stains, and even decay. Signs for root canal infections may include alterations of color but not always. I suggest you call your dentist to evaluate the specifics of your case and diagnose the findings. Good luck -. ...Read more

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Are dark grey/ redish blackish spots on one tonsil bed (after a tonisllectomy) a sign of healing or an infection?

Likely healing: The area after tonsillectomy can look dark red or almost black for a week or two. After that, the scab should come off and it should look more pink while not being as sore. If you have any concerns or it is getting worse or more painful after 5 days after the surgery, go to your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Is the blind or gray spot from macula degeneration always in dead center of vision or can they be off-center?

Exactness: Only the devices used by professionals can measure the exact area of disease, but I expect it may not always be 'dead center'. Have a good exam by an opthamologist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My son is 2years old and has these grey spot in the white of his eyeball. His vision is normal, & hasnt complained of his eyes. Is it normal?

My son is 2years old and has these grey spot in the white of his eyeball. His vision is normal, & hasnt complained of his eyes. Is it normal?

May be normal: It could be something called melanocytosis, which is usually benign and there since birth. To be sure, you could take him to a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor). ...Read more

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Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...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