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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

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 can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.

Several concerns: Transient unilateral blindness may be seen in "amaurosis fugax", due to decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery which may be associated with carotid stenosis. The visual issues may well be an early sign of future major stroke risk and must be heeded. An embolism from heart to the similar vascular bed is another troubling cause. Headache and visual loss may be seen in temporal arteritis. ...Read more

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Having temperary blindness in one eye or the other what can cause this?

Having temperary blindness in one eye or the other what can cause this?

See Dr asap: Temporary blindness is not normal and an evaluation should be started asap to assure you are not having neurological issues or issues related to poor blood flow or blockages that would require immediate attention as to not cause permanent issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can induce temporary blindness in one eye?

What can induce temporary blindness in one eye?

Many reasons: Optic disc drusen, papilledema, migraine, impending vascular occlusion, embolic disease, giant cell arteritis, etc. You need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blindness in one eye?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness. Some are trasient or temporary. Others are permanent. See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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I have temporary night blindness in one eye. How is this possible? Can it be fixed?

I have temporary night blindness in one eye. How is this possible? Can it be fixed?

No such thing: There are many factors that can cause colors to look different to the two eyes, some may depend on lighting situation, age, cataracts, etc. Best to have an eye examination. ...Read more

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Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

No.: Temporary blindness in one eye is not a side effect of medication although I suppose you could posit transient hypotension and significantly asymmetric iop or ocular vessel atherosclerotic disease. Sx like this are much more likely to be an ocular TIA or stroke and need evaluation soon. ...Read more

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My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?

My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?

No but. . .: Smoking is always a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs. Jra does not "interact" with smoking so that bad habit will not worsen the jra. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to be blind in one eye?

What could cause someone to be blind in one eye?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of blindness. Leading causes are diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. ...Read more

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What could cause a person to only be blind in one eye?

See your doctor now: If you are experiencing blindness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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What'd b d cause of sudden blinding of one eye? My mother complains of right-eye vision like looking through dense smoke; all this happened in 1 mnth.

What'd b d cause of sudden blinding of one eye? My mother complains of right-eye vision like looking through dense smoke; all this happened in 1 mnth.

Needs evaluation: This could be retinal detachment, or retinal bleed, or optic nerve disease and a few others. This needs evaluation by an ophthalmologist without delay as these are serious and blinding conditions. ...Read more

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Can L-carotid artery hypoplasia cause temporary R-eye blindness? CTA, CT, MRI show only L-side abnormalities and a 3mm aneurysm

Can L-carotid artery hypoplasia cause temporary R-eye blindness? CTA, CT, MRI show only L-side abnormalities and a 3mm aneurysm

Transient vision: Given provided information it is unlikely; the specific etiology however needs delineation so pleased to follow through with your ordering physicians until the mechanism is uncovered. ...Read more

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Could an aching head cause temporary blindness?

Could an aching head cause temporary blindness?

No: The two symptoms however could be the result of the same underlying process. If you have been totally blind for even a few seconds associated with head pain, you need an urgent medical assessment! ...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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Is blindness in one eye hereditary?

Is blindness in one eye hereditary?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness. Some are trasient or temporary. Others are permanent. See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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What can I do about blindness in one eye?

What can I do about blindness in one eye?

Depends on the cause: Why do you have blindness in one eye and how severe is the condition? ...Read more

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Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness. Some are trasient or temporary. Others are permanent. See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden partial blindness in one eye. Who do I seek for help?

What could be causing sudden partial blindness in one eye. Who do I seek for help?

Partial blindness: There can be multiple causes including but certainly not limited to small strokes. Specialists which might help include ophtalmologists, neuropthalmologists, neurologists but one would want to at minumum promptly consult a family physician. ...Read more

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Night blindness in one eye at night. What's up?

Night blindness in one eye at night. What's up?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness. Some are trasient or temporary. Others are permanent. See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Not yet: We'll be there someday. Depending on the location of the defect experimental implantable artificial retinas are being tested - stay tuned for developments in this exciting field. ...Read more

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Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Need two: True depth perception usually requires 2 eyes (same for 3d at the movies). People who only have vision in one eye compensate by being a good judge of size, etc. ...Read more

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Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: If the loss in the one eye is central, eliminating or severely compromising that portion of the vision, then depth perception with be disturbed and may even be eliminated. ...Read more

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Help please! Is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Help please! Is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: Depth perception, (stereovision) requires good input from both eyes. If one eye is severely blurred, true depth perception is not possible. ...Read more

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For a while I've suffered from temp blindness in one eye it feels like that what I'm seeing is noticed by the other eye only it twitches too?

For a while I've suffered from temp blindness in one eye it feels like that what I'm seeing is noticed by the other eye only it twitches too?

The question is?: Not sure what you are asking. The non-vision eye will often track with what the eye with vision does as far as movement is concerned unless the loss of vision is due to eye damage? Cannot say more without more specifics. ...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. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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