Stroke causes blindness

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Avatar m tn There can be several causes of this transient blindness. Postural hypotension can also lead to transient episodes of blindness. Whether it is related to your epilepsy is difficult to say. Several conditions can cause this transient loss of vision like vertebrobasilar insufficiency, space occupying lesion in the brain, brain tumors, retinal emboli, severe hypertension,stroke,diabetes mellitus, central retinal vein occlusion etc.I will advise you to see an ophthalmologist soon.
Avatar n tn I have recently experienced 2 bouts of blindness, one was complete and total blindness in both eyes, the second was 1 eye and was still able to see some light, the 1st lasting 1.5 - 3 minutes at my best estimate, the 2nd, I simply went to sleep so not sure. Have been to Opthamologist who indicted Ocular Migraine. I will need to contact primary and probably revisit Neuologist.
Avatar n tn I thought that it might be night blindness, but I've read that unilateral night blindness (one eye only) is rare. This problem bothered me for several months so I consulted an ophthalmologist. I underwent several weird tests, I remember one he mentioned that he will check my retina and the eye drops used were very painful. In the end, he said that my eyes are okay.
Avatar n tn Inflammation of the optic nerve or also called optic neuritis causes blindness in one eye over 1-4 days and resolves over 4-6 weeks. Blindness in one eye that progresses over 3 months may be due to a tumor such as an optic glioma. Given your history of sudden onset vision loss and rapid resolution, amaurosis fugax (or mini-strokes of the eye) is a real possibility.
Avatar n tn Later my left face was numb, my wife said I had stroke in my face. I ignored her comment.and went home. Next day visited my GP who said it was mini stroke. The treating at Hospital told me that he received my MRI test report which indicated that my blindness was due to accummulated wide spread of white matter at back of my brain which blocked my vision which had resulted in my blindness.
Avatar m tn any correlation between sudden blindness, heat stroke, DM,ESRD ?
Avatar m tn The reason why you must follow this procedure is because you will be able to learn more about what causes the stroke and how you can help treat the dog better. In such case you can avoid a second recurrence. When the dog returns home, you will need to ensure that he gets plenty of rest for a few weeks. You will need to assist your pet during eating, and helping it move for its daily activities. Do not force the dog to come to you or move unnecessarily.
Avatar f tn Because of my migraines and the blindness it temporarily causes I am unable to work or drive. I am taking magnesium, riboflavin ( B2) and Verapamil to prevent them. Some good that is doing.. Anyone please help!! Thank You!
Avatar f tn October 4th I was admitted to the hospital with what I believed to be an aura migraine with vision changes, as to which I've had before, I went blind and the blindness only usually lasts a few moments this time it's lasted weeks. I've regained my peripheral vision but I have completely lost my central, I was released from the hospital with the diagnosis of Hystericle Blindness from anxiety and stress but my primary Doctor believes that to be incorrect.
Avatar n tn This causes temporary loss of vision is one half of an eye. If the partial blindness is followed by a severe headache, then migraine is almost confirmed. The other possibility is benign intracranial hypertension’ (BIH). This happens due to impaired CSF absorption. The third possibility is a transient ischemic attack or a mini stroke. You need to consult a neurologist immediately and get this evaluated. Take care!
Avatar f tn Tunnel vision is also possible after a history of head injury, concussion, brain damage and stroke, though all these causes may not be applicable in your case. Take care!
Avatar f tn A blood clot is formed in the brain due to bleeding that take place in the area between the skull and the brain. Common causes of blood clot in brain are head injury, bleeding problems, etc. Symptoms of blood clot in brain are seizures, headaches, confusion, speaking difficulties, paralysis, blindness, depression etc. The treatment for blood clot in brain depends on the cause of the clot.
Avatar m tn This morning he ate all his breakfast and jumped up on to the bed and his pupils were perfectly normal and he can see??! What causes this please, could it of been an inflammation of some sort? Will it happen again? Have you come across this before? Has he had a stroke?
Avatar n tn my mother recently visited neurologist ( was refered by eye-specialist ) who remarked her of vision loss that could lead to blindness. i read a word VASCULAR HEADACHE in the report. few weeks back my mother complaint that she is seeing black spots / webs before her eyes, that i read from net are the floaters. she is also suffering from migrane for a very long time. she also complaint that her hearing capability is also reducing. i am really worried . i fear she might loose her vision.
Avatar n tn Tunnel vision is also possible after a history of head injury, concussion, brain damage and stroke, though all these causes may not be applicable in your case. If you do not have blindness literally, but suffer from episodes of blackouts then those could be due to postural hypotension (falling with change of position), internal ear problems, cervical spondylitis, anemia, GERD, hypoglycemia or low sugar and some endocrine problems. Get your blood pressure checked.
Avatar n tn I was able to find one report within the literature about oscillopsia and migraine. MS typically causes a spot in the brain which causes eye movement abnormalities that would continue for hours to days. The intermittent nature of these symptoms make MS unlikely. Without examining you I cannot make a clinical diagnosis, but if the symptoms persist, having an evaluation by a neuro-opthalmologist would be reasonable. Good luck.
Avatar f tn They don't all develop it, but it's not worth the risk to find out, so even if you have to pump a meat-based baby food into a syringe and squeeze it into the corner of her mouth to get her to eat, you need to do so to keep her healthy until she can see her regular vet. Blindness and deafness can be associated with a stroke, but it's odd that there are no motor skills affected at all.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, The key causes that lead to headache and dizziness are; - Sudden drop in blood pressure or dehydration which may inhibit blood to the brain causing lightheadedness. - Dizziness may be accompanied by various disorders such as: allergies, hypoglycemia, common cold, fever, diarrhea, vomiting or flu.
Avatar n tn And, if you can help it, try not to move too much furniture. This will allow her to adapt much quicker. Some causes of blindness, like Pip mentioned, are stroke, seizures, and high blood pressure. Kidney disease, which happens with kitties that are over 7 yrs. old, can cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure caused my cat to go blind, but hers was a combination of kidneys and some heart problems. A double whammy.
Avatar f tn The most important ones to rule out would be stroke (done by ER doctor) and diabetes. Was your blood sugar normal? Other causes can be migraines without the headache and rare eye muscle spasm disorders. You need to see an M.D. Ophthalmologist who specializes in Strabismus. Best wishes, Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
Avatar f tn That is to say you have to rule out the other serious causes before labeling it ophthalmic migraine. Possible causes include transient ischemic attack (TIAs) due to disorders of the heart, brain or cerebral blood vessels, inflammatory disease of the lining of the arteries of the head (giant cell or temporal arteritis). It is possible that cerebral metastatic cancer could cause this. A reaction to the medication would be unusual.
Avatar n tn Then after about 3 days of no symptoms I was at work and had a brief temporary blindness .. complete loss of eyesight.. plus my eyes felt tight and squeezing. Tingling left side of face. That night my left arm was tingling. Over the next week I had constant tingling numbness that kept spreading.. first the left side then up under the chin forehead.. left side of face. up the back of the head .. and my right arm. The worst was both arms feeling tingling and heavy.
Avatar f tn Temporal arteritis is an emergency which can cause vision loss and other serious health problems including stroke. If there is any chance you have this you should go to an urgent care or emergency room TODAY to be checked out. In the rare instance of patients with this issue, it can cause severe vision loss or blindness in a few short days. A close friend's mother lost her vision to temporal arteritis (also called giant cell arteritis or GCA) in less than a week.
Avatar f tn If you are having some TIA (min-stroke) type activity, getting treatment to try to prevent a full-blown stroke needs to begin TODAY!
Avatar m tn The sinus med trick that people have mentioned with this problem didn't work. I saw words like tumor and stroke associated with this but I'm only 23. I doubt I'm old enough for those sort of problems.
Avatar n tn I have no idea what a stroke feels like, but if I had to guess, I'd say that what i'm experiencing is a stroke. Has anyone ever had this happen to them before? what is going on with me?
Avatar n tn Do I need to have this happen to me all over again because I am not willing to go through no more surgeies like this! I had heart disease since the age of 10. I stll have the stroke sympotoms blindness, palpitations and numbness. Everytime I go to my Dr. he says it's in my head! Do anyone else have that same problem? How are we suppose to handle having a recalled object keeping you alive. I called my Dr.
Avatar m tn With this pain I do have a ear problem(excess of hard wax) that causes pain sometimes and shoulder and neck pain. I am quite worried about the pain, which makes me feel that this could be someting serious(brain tumor). I have seen a GP and he requested blood test and X rays of the spine. Spine X- ray showed no problems, but blood test showed less iron. Last week I had servere forehead pain and pressure between my eyes.
Avatar f tn headaches - constant (behind my left ear) blurry vision dizziness clumsiness using wrong words (I will open my mouth to say something and something completely different will come out) sentences in wrong order forgetfulness restless legs pins and needles in hands and feet (constant in fingers, on and off in feet) hypersensitive to touch (sometimes I can't stand to be touched) random jabs of pain (like a shock) ringing in ears (had as long as I can remember so probably not related) temporary co
Avatar n tn (These last 2 are types of neuro-muscular physical therapy). Once you have some ideas about possible causes of your headache (there can be more than one cause at the same time), you can work on ELIMINATING or LESSENING the CAUSES!!! Here are SOME examples of causes of headaches, and how to treat them: 1) Toxic (poisonous) chemicals that people put in their food or drinks, thinking that they are harmless: NUTRASWEET (Equal/Aspartame), an artificial sweetener, is a major headache causer!