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Sudden Temporary Loss Of Vision In One Eye
Serious issue: If you had good vision in one eye which is now fading or worse if it suddenly went away, you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. The list of possibilities includes things like strokes in the eye, diabetes, optic neuritis, bleeding and infection. Most conditions with loss of one eye are serious and need attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possible causes: A blockage of blood flow to the retina can lead to a black out of vision in one eye. This can be caused by plaque breaking off of an artery and lodging in the eye. Since the blood flow to the retina is limited, the vision will abruptly and painlessly be lost. When the plaque dissolves the vision will return. If the blood flow is obstructed too long (90 minutes or so) the vision might not return. ...Read more
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
I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?
Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be causing occasional and temporary severe blurriness in peripheral vision in one of eyes?
Randomly dizzy with temporary loss of vision - became blurry vision and slurred words. Now loss of vision in 1 eye which is slowly coming back?
The symptoms you: describe are a medical emergency. Please go to your emergency department for treatment and future prevention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more
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
Recovered from TIA except for loss of peripheral vision in left eye and the left side of right. Experiencing further sight loss. Is this usual?
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
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
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