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Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

L/R Hemifield: Monocular vision loss is not cortical, but the right (or left) side of the visual field can be impaired (hemianopsia or quadrantanopsia) from a cortical lesion in the occipital lobe of the brain. Physical trauma can be the cause of such brain damage, and in a child would be suggestive of abuse. A CT/MRI is the next test to correlate the visual field with the anatomy. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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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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What does monocular vision loss mean? The definitions elsewhere are very confusing

What does monocular vision loss mean? The definitions elsewhere are very confusing

Low vision in 1 eye: New onset of loss of vision in one eye is a serious issue and needs evaluation by an ophthalmologist, and perhaps a retina specialist. There are many causes and only a careful exam can identify the cause and recommend proper treatment. Schedule a visit soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why do I have temporary blind spots?

Why do I have temporary blind spots?

Hard to say: From your question, but probably the most common cause would be migraine. You need to be evaluated though. ...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 could be causing my temporary blind spots?

What could be causing my temporary blind spots?

Many reasons: What do you mean temporary blind spot? If you saw a blind spot for matter of few seconds, minutes or hours. It could be many reasons for it, from vascular(blood vessel) spasm, migraine, clot from blood vessel, or neurological problem. Please see your eye doc for consultation and exam. ...Read more

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Might a fall on my head cause temporary blindness several days later?

Might a fall on my head cause temporary blindness several days later?

Go get seen: If you fell on your head and are now having visual problems you need to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Please tell me what treatable condition can cause temporary blindness?

Blindness: This question needs to be addressed person to person with your local ophthalmologist (MD). Hysteria, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration (wet), diabetic macular edema and 65 other conditions can result in blindness, which may fluctuate. SEE YOUR LOCAL OPHTHALMOLGIST FOR BEST ANSWER. ...Read more

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Is temporary blindness a real condition?

Yes.: There are many medical conditions that can cause temporary blindness. These can include blockage of the arteries in the eyes, or strokes in the area of the brain that interpret vision (the occipital lobes). It is also possible for temporary blindness to be caused by psychological conditions, such as severe stress (functional blindness). ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more