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What can I do for recurrent sudden loss of vision?

What can I do for recurrent sudden loss of vision?

See an Eye MD: You need to find out why this is happening. It is not normal. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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I got my first migraine when I was 16. It started with sudden loss of vision. Is this normal?

I got my first migraine when I was 16. It started with sudden loss of vision. Is this normal?

Yes: This is very typical of a migraine. The visual aura should only last 20 minutes or so and then is often followed by a headache. Any change in your typical pattern souls be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

What can cause sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Decreased blood flow: Your very precise description is consistent with interruption of blood flow in a branch of the retinal artery on one side. This needs attention, as a stroke risk would be present. Unlikely that this represents migraine. See an ophtalmologist asap. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Optic neuropathy : This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields . Other possibilities include retinal detachments , arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...Read more

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What would cause sudden loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

What would cause  sudden  loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of peripheral vision-- please help!?

Sudden loss of peripheral vision-- please help!?

Seek help: Vision may be lost peripherally from disasters within the eye such as retinal detachment or vascular occlusion; or from strokes in the brain in the occipital lobe or the pituitary region; or from systemic vascular collapse, drug toxicity or poisoning. You need to immediately see an ophthalmologist for this as some of these are extremely urgent and can affect both eyes. ...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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Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there. ...Read more

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Yesterday I experienced sudden temporary loss of peripheral vision in my left eye. Which lasted under 1 minute - no headache followed. Any thoughts?

Yesterday I experienced sudden temporary loss of peripheral vision in my left eye. Which lasted under 1 minute - no headache followed. Any thoughts?

Merits evaluation: Although migraine can cause a transient visual symptom, amaurosis fugax can occur as a result of an embolism of plaque from the carotid artery on the same side as the affected eye; and there are other possible causes of the symptom. A visit to an ophthalmologist would be a good first step. ...Read more

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What causes temporary loss of vision?

What causes temporary loss of vision?

It depends. : The word "temporary" could mean seconds or days. Brief loss of vision could be related to common problems like low blood pressure or migraines. Longer periods of vision loss are often due to more serious problems. In any case, an ophthalmologist and/or neurologist should be involved. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

No one best answer: Temporary loss my be innocuous. Blurred vision from dryness, wrong glasses, medication side effects are temporary but so are many other more serious conditions that may lead to sudden and maybe permanent loss. Mini strokes to the eye or brain, intermittent glaucoma attacks, optic neuritis, small hemorrhages in the eye (diabetics) to name a few. See your eye md asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of vision?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of vision?

Pathway: 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 involvement (e.g. hemispheric stroke). ...Read more

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What is the leading reason for loss of vision?

What is the leading reason for loss of vision?

Depends: It depends on various factors, such as the age of the patient, and other symptoms. If it's a painful loss of vision, it could mean one thing, or it could be common in old age. It can also commonly occur in a migraine. You should probably get evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Has anyone experienced loss of vision on adipex?

Has anyone experienced loss of vision on adipex?

Check BP: Vision loss is not listed as a side effect but elevated blood pressure is. Vision changes can be a symptom of hypertension. ...Read more

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Is it okay to experience loss of vision while taking adipex?

Is it okay to experience loss of vision while taking adipex?

No: Adipex, or Phentermine has a number of very serious side effects, and loss of vision could mean that you have previously undiagnosed glaucoma, or some other condition made worse by the medication. Stop the medication and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the leading cause of loss of vision?

Depends on what : Part of the world you in talking about? In the us cataracts are number one in vision loss but can be treated, macular degeneration , glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are top causes of vision loss. ...Read more

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Loss of vision during migraine. Is this common?

Yes: It is very common to have visual symptoms with a classic migraine. Even loss! as long as it returns to normal then it is most likely just the migraine. ...Read more

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Quick loss of vision and headache. What could be the reason?

Quick loss of vision and headache. What could be the reason?

Lots of reasons: Could be acute glaucoma or a retina problem. You must see an eye doctor right away. You're in philly, so you can go to the wills eye er (my alma mater) 24/7. ...Read more

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What causes nausea, extreme sweat, and loss of vision?

What causes nausea, extreme sweat, and loss of vision?

There are a few...: ...Causes, including dehydration, diabetes, heat exhaustion, and certain medications. If you know anyone suffering from these symptoms, they need to seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have preeclampsia with loss of vision?

Is it normal to have preeclampsia with loss of vision?

Normal no - possible: Pres (posterior reversible leucoencephalopathy syndrome) is a rare but well-described complicaion of severe pre-eclampsia that causes temporary cortical blindness. This is not a stroke and full (or almost full) recovery is expected postpartum, once the diseased organ (placenta) is removed at delivery. ...Read more

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Would moving the cornea lead to loss of vision?

Likely: The cornea is the normally clear window of the eye, an important focusing element in your vision system. Exchanging a damaged or diseased cornea with a transplant to restore anatomy and/or vision is common. So, yes to your question if i understand it correctly. ...Read more

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Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Loss of vision in both eyes for a second happened twice had headache in temples at the time have had catarac s removed 5 years ago?

Ocular migraines: Your episodes are pretty brief, but ocular or eye migraines can occur in both eyes at once. Tia (mini stroke) can also do this, so see your medical doctor! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the leading cause of loss of vision is?

Depends on group: For people over 65 age related macular degeneration leads. For younger people diabetic retinopathy is the cause. Outside the us infectious causes like trachoma blind people at high rates. ...Read more

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What can be done about temporary loss of vision please read?

It depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of vision/tunnel vision?

Circulation: Spasm of the posterior cerebral arteries could cause tunnel vision/blindness. Low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, severe high blood pressure are causes. Optic nerve poisons, glaucoma, and other eye diseases can also do so. ...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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How can one deal with glaucoma and the loss of vision?

Good relationship : If severe vision loss is present there are some low vision aids available that assist people in conducting their daily activities. Counseling is also important. Unfortunately, to date, there is nothing available to regenerate lost axons from glaucomatous optic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Will fibromyalgia cause extreme hunger and loss of vision?

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Will  fibromyalgia cause extreme hunger and loss of vision?

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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I was wondering does the medication sanctura cause loss of vision?

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Sanctura: Used to treat overactive bladder, it can cause dry eyes & blurred vision. Use with caution if you have narrow angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can a simple cincussion cause temporary episodes if loss of vision?

Concussion: Concussion is associated w a short temporary black out of vision. Vision usually resolves unless there is brain, optic nerve or eye damage. ...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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What are blackouts, loss of vision, and impaired balance common symptoms of?

A few possibilities: Dehydration, low blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, and high fever are among the many causes. There are certainly other conditions, and anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should be seen by a physician promptly. ...Read more

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I am wondering if there are any hereditary causes of progressive loss of vision to complete blindness that typically don't occur until an adult/elderly?

Herediary loss: Of vision has many causes. One common cause is macular degeneration, which many think is at least partially inherited. One more unusual cause is retinitis pigmentosa. This typically causes gradual deterioration during adult life. ...Read more

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