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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 temporary blindness when standing or sitting up?

What causes temporary blindness when standing or sitting up?

Low blood pressure: When you stand or sit, the blood rushes from your head causing dizziness and loss of vision. This is more common in people who have low blood pressure and on those who are taking hypertensive medications. ...Read more

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Might a fall on my head cause temporary blindness several days later?

Might a fall on my head cause temporary blindness several days later?

Go get seen: If you fell on your head and are now having visual problems you need to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Please tell me what treatable condition can cause temporary blindness?

Please tell me what treatable condition can cause temporary blindness?

Blindness: This question needs to be addressed person to person with your local ophthalmologist (MD). Hysteria, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration (wet), diabetic macular edema and 65 other conditions can result in blindness, which may fluctuate. SEE YOUR LOCAL OPHTHALMOLGIST FOR BEST ANSWER. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blind/deafness?

Temporary: These are two unrelated entities, the list of each is too long to list in a forum such as this. If you are experiencing either of these see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What all causes temporary blindness in one eye?

What all causes temporary blindness in one eye?

TIA and stroke: Temporary blindness in one eye is known as tmvl - transient monocular visual loss and are definitely not normal. Symptoms may represent a benign condition but are just as likely to be a marker of grave disease and need urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Could an aching head cause temporary blindness?

Could an aching head cause temporary blindness?

Headache : There is a rare form of head pain called giant cell or temporal arteritis which can cause blindness in elderly folks. In young people, eye pain may be caused by optic neuritis, and this can cause severe vision loss. Sometime optic neuritis is the sentinal event in multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Numerous causes: An ophthalmologist is needed here, and should check for retinal detachment, glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, blood pressure issues (both up and down), and other intracranial issues. Do not delay, this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more