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What causes a sudden black out in vision?

What causes a sudden black out in vision?

Many things: A number of conditions can cause a sudden blackout of vision. Most of these are vascular events affecting important structions in the visual pathway, such as retinal aretery or vein occlusion, hemorrhages, and vasospasm. We see with both our eyes and our brain, and these structures require perfusion of blood for oxygen, butrition and proper function. ...Read more

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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

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a medical eye exam
Yearly
Keep glasses clean
Once
Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
Once
If cataracts are present, have them treated
Once
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Possibly causes of split second black out in vision? Young, healthy, no risk factors of any kind. Taking .25 clonazapam. Have inactive Graves disease.

Possibly causes of split second black out in vision? Young, healthy, no risk factors of any kind. Taking .25 clonazapam. Have inactive Graves disease.

Many causes: This can be due to anxiety, the clonazepam (Klonopin), TIA (amaurosis fugax), etc. See your physician immediately to discuss your symptoms in detail and to review your risk factors as well as to undergo a complete neurological and ophthalmologic exam. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000784.htm ...Read more

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What could cause someone to black out, fully conscious in the shower. Lasted for less than a minute. Vision came back hazily at first and then fully?

What could cause someone to black out, fully conscious in the shower. Lasted for less than a minute. Vision came back hazily at first and then fully?

Postural Hypotension: Low blood pressure is a common cause of "blacking out" that can be benign--unless, of course, the person hits his/her head on the way down. There are many other reasons why one would black out: medications, malnutrition, stroke, low blood sugar, dehydration, diabetes, seizure, infection, fever, and more. See your doctor for a complete physical and blood work. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Determine the best method to correct vision
Once
Use larger fonts when reading
Once
Use brighter lighted area to read, do activities
Once
Take eye vitamins
Daily
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What could be causing this? When i stand up i get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

What could be causing this? When i stand up i get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

See your doctor: There could be many causes of these symptoms. Your blood pressure could be dropping when you get up quickly ("orthostatic changes"), your heart rate may be abnormal, or there could be other causes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated as soon as possible. I wouldn't drive yourself anywhere until you find out what is going on... ...Read more

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What causes vision black out and loss of balance?

What causes vision black out and loss of balance?

Vertebrobasilar art?: Transient obscurations of vision, especially on rapid standing, can cause a bilateral dimming of vision with lightheadedness. The cerebellum is a balance control center and is located in an area of the brain near the visual cortex. A vertebrobasilar artery occlusion could cause both symptoms. A neuro-ophthalmologist can check your mri. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Get a full eye exam (refraction) from eye MD
yearly
Eat green leafy veggies, antioxidant-rich food (berries), omega-3's
daily
Always wear sunglasses and a hat outside
once
Never smoke or be around smokers
once
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Why does my vision go fuzzy and or black out when i stand up? It doesn't happen when i'm sitting down.

Why does my vision go fuzzy and or black out when i stand up? It doesn't happen when i'm sitting down.

This is : Called orthostatic hypotension. It means that your blood pressure to your brain suddenly drops due to gravity when you stand up. Discuss this with you primary care physician. ...Read more

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