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Temporary Blindness In One Eye Waking Up
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
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
Nope: You may have vascular occlusion. Go to a doctor soon- consider carotid duplex. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not usually: People who have blindness in one eye can usually function normally. ...Read more
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
Yes: Depth perception, (stereovision) requires good input from both eyes. If one eye is severely blurred, true depth perception is not possible. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Many doctors avoid elective eye surgery on monocular patients. Glaucoma is often bilateral condition and could develop later in your other eye. Increases your risks. In any event, it is a prudent idea for you to be wearing eye protection (glasses) most of the time to protect your only remaining eye. ...Read more
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
I have blindness in one eye, numbness in hands and mouth, and a hard time thinking clearly. What can be the problem?
Impending Stroke!: Please seek help immediately. The loss of vision in the eye "amauroses fugax" is significant of a decrease blood flow to the vessel serving that eye, and usually occurs prior to a stroke. With the numbness and confusion already occuring, you need to seek help immediately. ...Read more
Take an aspirin: Take an Aspirin and see an opthomologist immediately. ...Read more
Possibly: Your state has its own set of rules. Legal blindness is one criteria for disability, but this means poor vision in both eyes. ...Read more
Couple of reasons: Patch can be used to cover an ugly eye or sometimes the poor-sighted eye is distracting. ...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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