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Transient Monocular Visual Loss
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
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
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
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
Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer