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Temporary Loss Of Vision And Dizziness
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
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
Dizziness temporary loss of vision and/or hearing on left side. Has happened several times over last 5 days. Emergency?
Have someone drive you there as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
Have always had dizziness & momentary loss of vision when standing up; been told I have high blood pressure for my age when 16, now 20.
HBP in children: If you have been hypertensive since the age of 16 you should be considered for secondary hypertension, i.e., hypertension caused by an identifiable cause. The most common in your age group as renal parenchymal disease, coarctation of the aorta of hyperthyroidism. While they may be other causes, these are the most common for your age group. Please see a neprhologist so you have a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have nausea with bad dizziness and sometimes complete loss of vision that only comes back if I lay down. Doc thought prazosin may be doing it.
Eye doc: I didn't find anything about loss of vision due to this drug. I'd recommend seeing an eye doc ASAP about this problem. ...Read more
I had a dizzy spell and loss of vision but when I covered one eye and it didn't matter which one I could see. it took about 5 to 10 minutes?
Possible TIA: This could be a temporary vessel blockage in the circulation in the back of the head which ended (called a TIA - transient ischemic attack) or it could be a migraine. You should definitely see your family doctor or a neurologist to evaluate this as these could be early warnings of a more major and lethal or permanent attack. ...Read more
I have been experiencing dizziness, slight headaches and vision loss for a few seconds right after I get up. What could this be?
Blood Pressure chang: Commonly blood pressure changes occur with changes in posture. You should make sure to be well hydrated and check your blood pressure and heart rate in different seated or standing positions. Sometimes during periods of rapid growth, there is an abnormal response called POSTURAL ORTHOSTATIC TACHYCARDIA (POTS) or alternatively ORTHOSTATIC INTOLERANCE, or Neurally Mediated Hypotension. See your doc. ...Read more
I've been getting bad headaches with spouts of nausea, dizziness, and intermittent spotty peripheral vision loss. Is this typical of migraines?
Squeezing band of pressure around my head w/ brief hearing/vision loss, dizzy/faint if I stretch while seated, no spinning. Intercranial Hypertension?
Need more info: intracranial hypertension headache can be of pressure quality with vision changes, but to state with more certainty that it's this type of headache need more clinical history such as headache worsening during sneezing, straining, laying down and bending down and better with being upright, optic discs exam showing papilledema, loss of peripheral vision fields, LP with high opening pressure etc ...Read more
Months of slow unexplained weight loss bowel changes and now having dizzy spells. Had to stop my car today for dizzy lightheadedness vision loss?
I would: seek medical care asap to check lab work including chemistry and blood count ...Read more
Priority level of a low MCV, RDWSD blood and high RBC for a 13 yr girl complaining of dizziness, numbness, tremors, insomnia, temp vision loss 1 eye?
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it might have helped to have the actual numbers. However, given the symptoms you mention, it would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
I had sudden peripheral vision loss/blurred vision in one eye. Lasted 10 seconds. Panicked and got a bit dizzy. 8 months pregnant. Was this a tia?
Unlikely: Tia's are older folks problems and extraordinarity rare in your age group. More likely you had a type of migraine in which the vision in the right half (or left half) of both eyes went out. The rapid recovery makes this more likely. If it happens again, cover one and then the other eye and see if it is happening in both eyes. Meanwhile prepare for the end of your pregnancy best for the baby. ...Read more
Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.
Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling during pregnancy which puts pressure on the optic chiasma(optic nerves crossing) which is just below the pituitary gland in the brain.. Either way notify your OB now! ...Read more
Can needing glasses cause your head to feel heavy and dizzy (swimming in syrup), blurry vision, night blindness? I haven't got my eyes checked yet.
Yes: If you're having these symptoms you should go get your eyes checked. ...Read more
Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?
Empty Sella Syndrome: This case most likely constitutes Empty Sella Syndrome (ESS), which can be associated with Pseudotumor Cerebri. Next step is to get a full endocrinology workup, especially examining pituitary hormone levels. A full ophthalmological/retinal exam and lumbar puncture can also be done to evaluate further. Treatment can then be devised based on these test and examination results. ...Read more
Means see neuro: This needs to be checked out by a neurologist. Too many possibilities here. No playing around. Get seen. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
2 mths having MANYof what seem 2 B AuraMigraine W/no headache.Big moving object in RTeye,dizzy,bright,complete blindness 2hrs.why all sudden?
Temp blindness in both eyes, dizziness after standing. Completely blind for 30 sec, head pressure, can't move gets worse. Symptoms for 6 months?
Blindness: Get to an er asap! this is serious. ...Read more
It depends. : The word "temporary" could mean seconds or days. Brief loss of vision could be related to common problems like low blood pressure or migraines. Longer periods of vision loss are often due to more serious problems. In any case, an ophthalmologist and/or neurologist should be involved. ...Read more
No one best answer: Temporary loss my be innocuous. Blurred vision from dryness, wrong glasses, medication side effects are temporary but so are many other more serious conditions that may lead to sudden and maybe permanent loss. Mini strokes to the eye or brain, intermittent glaucoma attacks, optic neuritis, small hemorrhages in the eye (diabetics) to name a few. See your eye md asap. ...Read more
It depends: 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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