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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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

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What causes tunnel vision?

What causes tunnel vision?

Many causes: Many disorders can cause tunnel vision. The most common are migraines, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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What causes tunnel vision and blurry areas?

What causes tunnel vision and blurry areas?

Glaucoma: Glaucoma affects the peripheral vision and patients with a very advance glaucoma have what we call" tunnel vision".
Glaucoma is a silent disease and without proper screening can advance and affect your vision. Comprehensive eye exams will help detect it. ...Read more

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I ve what i wish to describe as tunnel vision, and it causes problems in life, please can u advice of causes of this and any way to clear this issue? Tks

I ve what i wish to describe as tunnel vision, and it causes problems in life, please can u advice of causes of this and any way to clear this issue? Tks

Tunnel vision: Tunnel vision or visual field defects can be due to many issues and some can be serious and/or life-threatening. Go see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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What mental disorder could cause a feeling of internal tunnel vision?

What mental disorder could cause a feeling of internal tunnel vision?

Panic disorder: A panic attack is caused by a discharge of the sympathetic nervous system: the result is rapid heart beat and breathing, numbness of extremities, and faintness. ...Read more

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What can cause tunnel vision and lightheadedness every time i stand up?

What can cause tunnel vision and lightheadedness every time i stand up?

Get medical help: These symptoms related to a change in position may be from an abrupt drop in blood pressure when standing. This can be medication related, or could be cardiac in nature. Sometimes increased intracranial pressure can cause symptoms like this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

BP problem: Usually this is a postural hypotensive issue that can occur if you are anemic or have a weakly responsive vascular system to such activities as standing up after crouching or sitting for a long time. If this is consistent, and the vision recovers fully in between, then your family doctor should be contacted for an analysis of your cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision ?

Many things: Vasospasm in the posterior circulation of the brain can do this. We see this with basilar migraine, HV syndrome, concussion, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc.
If it happens more than once let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision and temporary blindness?

What is tunnel vision and temporary blindness?

Tunnel vision: Tunnel vision (also known as kalnienk vision) is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. ...Read more

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What causes you to see black spots or tunnel vision?

Depends: If you are having them on/off , then it could be due to ocular migraine. If its persistent the floater is from your vitreous debris and the tunnel vision could be secondary to glaucoma. Please consult an ophthalmologist.. ...Read more

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I'm getting dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what can cause this?

Blood flow!: Decreased blood flow to the brain can cuase these symptoms. Usually exacerbated when changing from lying or sitting position to standing. You may have a problem with your vertebral basilar arterial system. You need to see an ophthalmolgist or your pcp. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

See your doctor: 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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Can temporary tunnel vision be a side effect of extreme anxiety?

Can temporary tunnel vision be a side effect of extreme anxiety?

Yes: People often experience tunnel vision during panic attacks. Peripheral vision is lost or blurry, the pupils dilate, and the person can only see clearly when looking straight forward. This is a temporary symptom; it can be eliminated by fleeing a stressful situation, or using breathing or relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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When i stand up from sitting or laying down for a while i get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??

My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??

Complex migraine?: Looks like he needs to consult a neurologist given how frequently he has migraines. Stress and irregular eating and sleeping habit tend to trigger migraines. There are very effective treatment for migraine, and the sooner he gets to see a neurologist, the better his quality of life will be. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of vision/tunnel vision?

What can cause  loss of vision/tunnel vision?

Circulation: Spasm of the posterior cerebral arteries could cause tunnel vision/blindness. Low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, severe high blood pressure are causes. Optic nerve poisons, glaucoma, and other eye diseases can also do so. ...Read more

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What causes SIBO, iron too high then suddenly too low, lost alcohol tolerance, weakness, tunnel vision standing up, lightened periods, memory probs?

What causes SIBO, iron too high then suddenly too low, lost alcohol tolerance, weakness, tunnel vision standing up, lightened periods, memory probs?

Not enough info: many things can cause this . So work with your health care team. There is not enough info to help you from here, ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision?

Loss of peripheral: In tunnel vision, the peripheral portions of the retina lose their sensitivity and only the central portion remains (a tunnel straight ahead). Most often found in inherited degenerations like retinitis pigmentosa, some drugs can do this as well as rare retiinal infections. Advanced tunnel vision is very handicapping as victims cannot see their feet, or objects in view. ...Read more

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How can you cure tunnel vision?

How can you cure tunnel vision?

Unlikely: Most tunnel vision if persistent, is due to inherited or acquired photoreceptor damage or loss and is permanent. There is currently no known cure, so you will have to adapt with low vision training and assistance. You should start with your ophthalmologist who can refer you to proper resources in your community. ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision and how bad is it?

Restricted field: Tunnel vision is when the vision outside the central axis is impaired or lost. It is typical for some inherited conditions and occurs in advanced diseases like glaucoma and diabetes. It is quite handicapping even if the central vision is fine and if less than about 10 degrees may require a seeing eye dog. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Test yourself: Tunnel vision amounts to being only to see things ahead of yourself as if you are looking through the central core of, for instance, a paper towel roll. You can easily compare your side vision to that of a friend who presumably has normal vision. If you have tunnel vision, it is probably from some pathology of the eyes and you need an ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have tunnel vision from getting up?

Blood flow: If you are flat and then get up, it could be from sudden blood flow leaving the head due to gravity. Dehydration, blood pressure, and some medications can cause it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Check vision: Tunnel vision is a condition in which the peripheral vision is constricted and only the central portion remains. It occurs in some inherited diseases and some vascular events. You can check yourself by moving a light in from the peripheral. It should be seen partially behind the ears, but if you can see it only when the light is almost in front of you, then it might be tunneling. ...Read more

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Do people pass out when they get tunnel vision?

Unlikely: Tunnel vision is most common after inherited retinal degenerations. It can occur in advanced ocular disease like glaucoma. In these cases it is gradual and fainting is not associated. If tunneling is acute due to vascular insult like embolic passage, then fainting is possible if the tunnel vision is accompanied by emboli in the brain or if it is due to loss of blood pressure causing fainting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get disability for having tunnel vision?

Tunnel vision: What is the cause of your tunnel vision? If the problems impairs you such that you cannot do activities of daily living or normal things you would do in society or if it impacts your ability to do job tasks then it may be judged to be disabling. ...Read more

Dr. John Gillespie
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Tunnel Vision (Definition)

Tunnel vision = reduced visual field resulting ...Read more