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Can stroke affect eyesight?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye.
You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist.

In brief: Absolutely

You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye.
You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stroke

Stroke is a blocked vessel, if it blocks flow to the eye or visual cortex, it will affect vision.

In brief: Stroke

Stroke is a blocked vessel, if it blocks flow to the eye or visual cortex, it will affect vision.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Bruce Saran
visual acuity, the ability to see color and contrast is typically not affected. Side or peripheral vision (field of vision) is usually compromised.
Dr. George Jacobs
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the localization of the damaged area of the nervous system or the blood vessel involved a stroke can involve eye sight.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the localization of the damaged area of the nervous system or the blood vessel involved a stroke can involve eye sight.
Dr. George Jacobs
Dr. George Jacobs
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes if stroke

Affected circulation to eye.

In brief: Yes if stroke

Affected circulation to eye.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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