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Lost Vision In One Eye
My brother has leukemia and has almost lost vision in one eye today. What can cause this and what should I do for him?
Possible reasons: Sorry to hear about this situation. There are a number of possibilities that may include retinal bleeding due to low platelets, involvement of leukemia in the eye or involvement of leukemia in the central nervous system, among others. This requires an evaluation by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
My boyfriend was born with hemangioma and lost vision in one eye and is now 19 years old. He can only see blurry images in one eye what can he do?
Not much c: Hemangiomas destroy function in the optic nerve or retina. These do not regenerate. The other possibility is that he may have had this growing on the eyelid causing a deprivation amblyopia. The location of where it was growing is important. Most likely he will not regain vision even if you could treat it now. Go to your ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing blindness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. ...Read more
I had a gray out. Lost all vision in one eye temporarily while working online and getting stressful email. What was that?
Get checked: May have been an ocular migraine, but another possibility is amaurosis fugax, related to impairment of blood supply and possibly associated with increased risk of stroke. You should have a dilated eye exam, screening for blood pressure/cholesterol and possibly additional testing such as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries. ...Read more
Worrisome: When standing quickly, the blood pressure can temporarily drop causing dizziness and blurred or dark vision. The visual changes should occur in both eyes. If the vision is changing in only one eye, then I would be concerned about a circulation problem with that eye. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed-son has 20/200 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the other. He is 9 yrs 4 mos old. Can it be corrected? Has had a physical every yr :(
Poor vision: It depends on the cause of the poor vision. Amblyopia (poor vision in one eye) may be due to uncorrected refractive error (your son might need glasses), a congenital cataract, a lazy eye, or some other ailment. He needs to see a pediatric ophthalmologist soon, since glasses might help him see better. ...Read more
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