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Doctor insights on: Transient Monocular Visual Loss

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What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

Auras, visual issues: Indicate the need to see an eye doctor or your family doc ASAP. The sooner this is treated the less likely it is to create permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Sometimes: Depends upon the cause: if due to inherited retinal disease it is usually symmetric. If due to glaucoma or retinal vascular disease it is assymmetrical and spotty. If due to CNS problems like stroke, it is symmetrical and sudden. ...Read more

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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

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. ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Go to ER: If you had any of the above mentioned symptoms, i recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any life threatening conditions. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

No: It will not affect your field of vision. Of course, a 44 year old should have a normal field of vision. If you do not, that should be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Peripheral vision loss due to ageing?

No: Aging in and of itself never causes peripheral vision loss. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, you should be evaluated for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, or a possible mass or infiltrative lesion. ...Read more

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How is visual acuity preserved in bitemporal hemianopia?

How is visual acuity preserved in bitemporal hemianopia?

Nerve fiber pattern: Bitemporal hemianopia is the classic later stage vision pattern in advancing pituitary tumor. Generally the central fibers, which carry the best acuity are affected later in the condition. A great deal of vision loss would have to be ignored by someone with this condition before the nerve fibers for the central acuity start to drop out. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there. ...Read more

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Can brain lesion cause peripheral vision loss?

Can brain lesion cause peripheral vision loss?

Yes: Different locations of brain lesions cause different patterns of visual field loss that can be detected through formal testing. ...Read more

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Cause of peripheral vision loss?

Cause of peripheral vision loss?

No: If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, you should be evaluated for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, or a possible mass or infiltrative lesion. ...Read more

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Do optic pathway gliomas cause visual loss?

Do optic pathway gliomas cause visual loss?

Yes.: And depending on location and size, and patient age, resection or raditherapy can be used to maintain vision, or retard progressive visual loss. ...Read more

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Hyphema can cause blurring of vision?

Yes: Hyphema is blood in the space between the cornea and lens (called the anterior chamber). Blood in this location will prevent light from focusing on the retina properly and can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Not usually: Most commonly, visual events as described may be noted with migraine, vitreous or retinal detachments, syncopal episodes, and low blood pressure, but maybe, one could consider a transient ischemic attack if other answers seem implausible. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss ?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not). ...Read more

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Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

No: Prism eyeglasses are used to shift the image of one eye relative to the other to avoid doubling of vision. Drusen that are significant can wipe out portions of the vision and will not be improved by prisms. ...Read more

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Dim Vision (Definition)

occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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