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Doctor insights on: Temporary Loss Of Vision And Hearing

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Dr. Damien Luviano
67 doctors shared insights

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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I experienced loss of vision and muffled hearing for a few moments. What can cause this?

I experienced loss of vision and muffled hearing for a few moments. What can cause this?

Blood pressure: I temporary drop in blood pressue when standing up could do this. If it continues to happen, see your internist. ...Read more

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What causes chills, short loss of vision, hearing, balance, and a blackout when taking Nora-Be (Progesterone)?

What causes chills, short loss of vision, hearing, balance, and a blackout when taking Nora-Be (Progesterone)?

This doesn't sound: Normal with taking any medication. Please contact your prescriber and go over it with her. You need to find answers SOON! You have to go in and be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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Hearing or vision loss inevitable if my grandma had both?

Hearing or vision loss inevitable if my grandma had both?

No.: Both hearing and vision loss have multiple causes. Although some are inherited, most are not and depend on individual variable health issues.
If you have an immediate concern about your vision, you should check in with your eye md asap. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden hearing & vision loss, and facial tingling on the same side but not necessarily at the exact same time? It all comes and go.

What can cause sudden hearing & vision loss, and facial tingling on the same side but not necessarily at the exact same time? It all comes and go.

Need a bit more info: You'd need to provide us more information but if this has happened multiple times in the exact same pattern then, it's doubtful to be a stroke like condition or TIA. If your mental state has not changed at all during these episodes then, not epilepsy either. I think you need to see a neurologist to better understand the symptoms and situations surrounding the onset of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I had vision loss, hearing loss, and almost passed out. Should I be worried?

I had vision loss, hearing loss, and almost passed out. Should I be worried?

Syncopal event: It sounds like you had a near syncopal (fainting) episode. If unexplained, you should be evaluated by an internist to check your blood pressure and heart rhythm amongst other things. ...Read more

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How common is it to get vision loss (pvd, cataracts) and hearing loss at the same age?

How common is it to get vision loss (pvd, cataracts) and hearing loss at the same age?

Very: Between the ages of 70 and 75 most people lose hearing neurons and balance neurons. This is also when cataracts become problematic. ...Read more

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Squeezing band of pressure around my head w/ brief hearing/vision loss, dizzy/faint if I stretch while seated, no spinning. Intercranial Hypertension?

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

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I might have MS because im getting crazy symtoms like I start to get a hot flash like im sweating but im not blurry vision, loss balance, hearing loss,

I might have MS because im getting crazy symtoms like I start to get a hot flash like im sweating but im not blurry vision, loss balance, hearing loss,

Not necessarily: Although nobody will be able to 100% counter your hypothesis to;; you're tested by MRI & examined neurologically- the first thing I think of when someone says they feel a "hotflash" is something hormonal not demyelinating. But again, who knows? I agree your symptoms warrant an examination. Why not start there and leave the diagnosis for when all the testing is in and you've been seen? Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes temporary loss of vision?

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

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What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

No one best answer: Temporary loss may 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

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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What can be done about temporary loss of vision please read?

What can be done about temporary loss of vision please read?

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

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Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

Dizziness and temporary loss of vision when standing?

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

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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. ...Read more

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Can an allergic reaction cause a temporary loss of vision?

Maybe: Depending on your definition of loss of vision, and whether you are talking about an eye allergy or a systemic allergy, it is possible. Blurred vision is not uncommon in eye allergies, and also when treating allergies with oral antihistamines. A systemic allergic reaction should not cause vision loss (darkened vision). This should be immediately evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes splitting headache and temporary loss of vision to a nursing mother?

What causes splitting headache and temporary loss of vision to a nursing mother?

See below: A migraine headache can cause temporary visual impairment. You should be evaluated. It has nothing to do with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Could shingles cause swelling on one side of face and temporary loss of vision without a rash?

Yes: This is caused a "prodromal effect" where the symptoms occur before the rash. Please go see your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a simple cincussion cause temporary episodes if loss of vision?

Concussion: Concussion is associated w a short temporary black out of vision. Vision usually resolves unless there is brain, optic nerve or eye damage. ...Read more

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I have loss of vision in one eye, several times a month. Is it caused by a temporary blockage like a blood clot?

Could be a TIA: A temporary loss of vision in one eye can be a sign of a TIA also known as a transient ischemic attack. It can be caused by small blood clots (emboli) that break off from either the heart or carotid artery in the neck. See your primary care provider for evaluation that may include ultrasound studies. ...Read more

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Blindness. I know surviving an explosion could cause hearing loss, but could it also lead to blindness?

Blindness: With any trauma many systems can be affected. The visual pathway in the brain or the eyes themselves can be damaged temporarily or permanently by trauma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of vision?

Pathway: 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 involvement (e.g. hemispheric stroke). ...Read more

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What is the leading reason for loss of vision?

Depends: It depends on various factors, such as the age of the patient, and other symptoms. If it's a painful loss of vision, it could mean one thing, or it could be common in old age. It can also commonly occur in a migraine. You should probably get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced loss of vision on adipex?

Check BP: Vision loss is not listed as a side effect but elevated blood pressure is. Vision changes can be a symptom of hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
444 doctors shared insights

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. Richard Bensinger
1,734 doctors shared insights

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