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What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

No one best answer: Temporary loss my 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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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 causes temporary loss of vision?

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 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 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?

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 are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Optic neuropathy : This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields . Other possibilities include retinal detachments , arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...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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Can a simple cincussion cause temporary episodes if loss of vision?

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?

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

Significant: Transient vision loss in one eye is a significant visual complaint and requires urgent ophthalmic assessment. As the questioner indicates, a blot clot is a possibility though many other causes are known. ...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 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

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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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