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Doctor insights on: Temporary Blurred Peripheral Vision

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Dr. Paul Holmwood Dr. Holmwood
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

Many: Most commonly is migraine, with or without the headache. Other causes are transient strokes to the brain, sudden drops in blood pressure to name but a few. See your eye md.

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Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


Dr. Christopher Guzik Dr. Guzik
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

Many things!: Changes in vision, blurriness, blind spots, halos around lights, or dimness of vision should always be evaluated by a medical professional. Such changes may represent an eye disease, aging, eye injury, or a condition like diabetes that affects many organs in your body. Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors and certain medications.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Occipital migraine: In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other). Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Yes: If you have a head injury with loss of peripheral vision, go immediately to the er. This could be a life-threatening injury to the brain.

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What could be causing occasional and temporary severe blurriness in peripheral vision in one of eyes?

What could be causing occasional and temporary severe blurriness in peripheral vision in one of eyes?

Many causes: It is best to have an ophthalmologist exam your eyes. Could be as simple as dryness or as serious as a retina problem.

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma Dr. Sharma
Ophthalmology
54 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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My brain is blank always! I have problem in concentrating. Its like im not mentally present. Sometimes my peripheral vision become blurred plz help!

My brain is blank always! I have problem in concentrating. Its like im not mentally present. Sometimes my peripheral vision become blurred plz help!

Peripheral vision: Loss is significant specially if you are having other neurological deficit: loss of concentration. Please consult your physician for Bkood pressure and physical exam which may include MRI Brain with and without Contrast. Et a Neurology work with Neurologist. Meanwhile ask your Ophthalmologist to perform a complete Eye exam with visual fields. This will help the other specialists to decide

Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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I got blurred peripheral vision in my right eye. It lasted about 15 minutes. It happened once before about 6 months ago. I don't get migraines.

I got blurred peripheral vision in my right eye. It lasted about 15 minutes. It happened once before about 6 months ago. I don't get migraines.

Sounds like...: ...something you should see your doctor about. It may have been nothing or it may have been something, possibly serious. There's no way to know more from the minimal information in your 26-word post. If it IS a problem, could be a brain problem, could be an eye problem. That's the first thing you have to figure out.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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I am currently experiencing blurred peripheral vision in my left eye, (like looking through a prism) on meds for sinus infect. Are they related?

I am currently experiencing blurred peripheral vision in my left eye, (like looking through a prism) on meds for sinus infect. Are they related?

See eye doctor ASAP.: If a sinus infection starts to affect your vision, you are in big trouble. The first thing you need to do is to consult an ophthalmologist ASAP. Side effects from medications may rarely affect one's vision but I 'd not expect it to affect only one eye.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How can I do peripheral vision?

Automatic: Peripheral vision which is the perception of visual input by the outer reaches of your retina is an automatic function as long as the eyes are open. Peripheral vision is especially sensitive to moving objects which we need to prevent hazards in our life space.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why do we have peripheral vision?

Why do we have peripheral vision?

Early warning: Central vision is for fine detail - reading, face recognition, etc. Peripheral vision, of low acuity, is sensitive to motion and serves to provide early warning of threats from the sides and also provides orientation to the major features of the visual space. With no peripheral vision (called tunnel vision) you cannot drive, or easily walk around, etc.

Dr. Daniel Schainholz Dr. Schainholz
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In the brain migraine, and certain types of stroke can cause a loss of peripheral vision. Transient obscurations of vision may be low blood pressure. An eye examination with dilation should identify the cause.

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Dr. Thomas Wolf Dr. Wolf
Ophthalmology
37 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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What is distorted peripheral vision?

Migraine??: The big issue is whether it is a transient or permanent problem. Regardless, a full exam with visual field testing should help you sort out the possible cause. Migraine is most common transient type. In elderly patients you also have to assess for insufficient ocular blood flow (amarosis).

Dr. Glenn Pomerance Dr. Pomerance
Ophthalmology
43 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What causes loss of peripheral vision?

What causes loss of peripheral vision?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause loss of peripheral (side) vision: glaucoma is the most likely. Ocular pressure rise causes vascular and optic nerve damage. Another is a tumor or aneurysm near the pituitary gland, compressing the nerves from the eye as they first join and then re-divide on the way to the back of the brain. Oculo-vascular occlusions can do the same although most often this is only in one eye.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What is loss of peripheral vision mean?

Many possible causes: Loss of peripheral vision can occur with ocular or brain disease. There are many diseases that can take away peripheral vision.

Dr. Matthew Goren Dr. Goren
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is peripheral vision supposed to be blurry?

Is peripheral vision supposed to be blurry?

Yes: Central vision with the best eyeglass correction is clear. Peripheral vision is always less well focused and cannot be clear. So it is allways blurry.

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul Dr. Paul
Ophthalmology
35 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What causes my peripheral vision to be "shaky"?

What causes my peripheral vision to be "shaky"?

Possibly Migraine: This is a somewhat unusual symptom, but sounds like it could possibly be from ocular migraine. No headache or pain is required for that diagnosis. You should have a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist, probably including a visual field exam, to help determine the cause and to rule out certain neurological causes. Depending on the testing results, neuroimaging with a ct scan or MRI may be required.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How does your age affect your peripheral vision?

How does your age affect your peripheral vision?

Minor degree: There is a minor lowering of the extent of peripheral vision in older folks. The more important change is a measurable drop in reaction time which affects their ability to respond to visual input and makes driving more hazardous.

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