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Is there a relationship between heavy menstrual cycle and temporary vision loss?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Lens-Iris Diaphragm

If baseline anemia is present, retinal ischemia is possible but not likely.
You may have changes in the lens-iris diaphragm and mild myopia from hormonal changes, which can be verified with an optometry visit. Suspect latent hyperopia and mild presbyopia. Rule out plateau iris configuration/syndrome with your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Lens-Iris Diaphragm

If baseline anemia is present, retinal ischemia is possible but not likely.
You may have changes in the lens-iris diaphragm and mild myopia from hormonal changes, which can be verified with an optometry visit. Suspect latent hyperopia and mild presbyopia. Rule out plateau iris configuration/syndrome with your ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Low BP or Anemia

You may be experiencing orthostatic hypotension which can be exacerbated by anemia or dehydration.
I recommend a full eye exam and routine blood work as a starting point.

In brief: Low BP or Anemia

You may be experiencing orthostatic hypotension which can be exacerbated by anemia or dehydration.
I recommend a full eye exam and routine blood work as a starting point.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Possibly

If you're experiencing extremely heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) then you may be anemic which can cause dizziness and temporary loss of peripheral vision.
It's a good idea to see your ob/gyn and be check out for the source of bleeding, check your hematocrit to see if you're anemic and treat the cause. Good luck.

In brief: Possibly

If you're experiencing extremely heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) then you may be anemic which can cause dizziness and temporary loss of peripheral vision.
It's a good idea to see your ob/gyn and be check out for the source of bleeding, check your hematocrit to see if you're anemic and treat the cause. Good luck.
Dr. David Kira
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