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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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Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke?

Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke?

No: Transient ministrokes sometimes can have vision or visual field return if the retinal or brain area of shortage of circulation is temporary and the nerves can survive. Cases of strokes over several hours to days old are unlikely to recover vision. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke from high blood pressure?

Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke from high blood pressure?

Not that I know of. : In general, if it is due to a central nervous system issue - stroke- currently neuro-regeneration is a futuristic proposition. ...Read more

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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain vision after a stroke?

How long does it take to regain vision after a stroke?

Hard to say: It depends on the degree of the stroke, the exact location of the stroke and how quickly the stroke was treated. It could be hours to days to weeks or possibly never. ...Read more

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Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Not usually: Most commonly, visual events as described may be noted with migraine, vitreous or retinal detachments, syncopal episodes, and low blood pressure, but maybe, one could consider a transient ischemic attack if other answers seem implausible. ...Read more

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Can the eye have a stroke? If so, what can happen to the vision?

Can the eye have a stroke?  If so, what can happen to the vision?

Yes: Such an event is the result of a retinal artery occlusion and the result is loss of vision in the effected eye. As in a brain stroke, time is of the essence as far as initiation of treatment is concerned. Even with early treatment, only 20-30% of cases will retain useful vision in the eye. ...Read more

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I understand one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems, what happens to it?

I understand one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems, what happens to it?

Visual: Field defect. If you think of the area you see out of your eye as a circle on a clock, strokes can cause reduced vision in certain parts of the "clock area". Hopefully, the graphic gives you an idea. ...Read more

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I know one of the symptoms of a stroke is vision problems. Could somesone tell me what exactly happens?

Blockage: Blood flow to portions of brain is blocked, and distal tissue dies. If it affects arteries to eyes, loss of vision occurs. Maybe affects visual pathways or radiations or even occipital lobe, and thus, loss of vision in parts of visual field. So, best approach is prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more