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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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What does having small headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and a loss of balance indicate?

What does having small headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and a loss of balance indicate?

Maybe benign: Although migraine syndromes can include problems with dizziness and changes in vision, the loss of balance is concerning, as this could indicate inner ear or brainstem problems. Since this could be associated with anemias, medication rxtns, and thyroid problems, or even sinusitis, best to get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Can be: Ophthalmoplegic migraine affecting the eye muscles, can be an emergency. ...Read more

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What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

Auras, visual issues: Indicate the need to see an eye doctor or your family doc ASAP. The sooner this is treated the less likely it is to create permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Occipital migraine: In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other). Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of peripheral vision in left eye followed by headache.?

Sudden loss of peripheral vision in left eye followed by  headache.?

Migraine is likely: If this was short term, it is probably an occipital migraine. If longer lasting it might be a stroke. You should seek your ophthalmologist the first time this happens to rule out something serious. ...Read more

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Common cause for sudden drastic blurring of vision in both eyes, onset of dizziness with nausea, headaches, ringing ear in a 62 yo diabetic male?

Acute stroke: B"sd serious buisness. First thing to think about is a brainstem stroke with is a minutes count emergency. Other possiblity would be labyrinthitis, which can be very symptomatic with vertigo, nausea and vomiting. Would the presume that the patient is already under emergency care and IS getting better ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

ER visit ASAP: These are very worrisome signs and symptoms in one so young. Go to an er immediately (have someone drive you). Good luck! ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Go to ER: If you had any of the above mentioned symptoms, i recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any life threatening conditions. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

Low blood pressure?: If the symptoms are reliably triggered by changes in position (e.g. Standing from a seated or lying position), they may represent orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure brought on by movement. Your pcp can confirm this and help narrow down causes, such as dehydration, heart trouble, or neuropathy. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset dizziness, loss of control of hands, sweats and vision distortions?

What would cause sudden onset dizziness, loss of control of hands, sweats and vision distortions?

?faintness: Sounds like the early signs of a fainting spell. Perhaps your blood pressure dropped causing the symptoms. Some medicines can provoke such an event, but dehydration may also cause this. Check with your doctor if this recurs. ...Read more

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read more

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Will fibromyalgia cause extreme hunger and loss of vision?

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Fibromyalgia: No, but some meds. Used to treat it can cause appetite changes and blurred vision. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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What are blackouts, loss of vision and impaired balance symptomatic of?

What are blackouts, loss of vision and impaired balance symptomatic of?

Low blood pressure?: If the symptoms are reliably triggered by changes in position (e.g. Standing from a seated or lying position), they may represent orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure brought on by movement. Your pcp can confirm this and help narrow down causes, such as dehydration, heart trouble, or neuropathy. Other possible causes include bloodflow issues to the brain, so get checked out! ...Read more

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I've been getting bad headaches with spouts of nausea, dizziness, and intermittent spotty peripheral vision loss. Is this typical of migraines?

I've been getting bad headaches with spouts of nausea, dizziness, and intermittent spotty peripheral vision loss. Is this typical of migraines?

Although these: symptoms can be consistent with migraine it would be important to be fully evaluated rather than potentially miss another important diagnosis. Make an appointment with your health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In the brain migraine, and certain types of stroke can cause a loss of peripheral vision. Transient obscurations of vision may be low blood pressure. An eye examination with dilation should identify the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...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