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Old 01-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Temp Vision Loss

I am a healthy 34 female. I have nothing medicaly wrong that I know of. I used to have migrains but have been luck to be free of them for a year now with no explanation. Other than heartburn and female problems I am in pretty good condition I believe. The other night it happened as fast as a blink of an eye, my vision in my right eye was almost completely gone. I had no perefial(?) vision at all and to glance down it was "white". To focus on an object or a face was imposible even though it was right in front of me. It looked like I had been staring at a light bulb. This lasted about 2 hours. I ended up laying on the couch hoping the headaches weren't back and started coming in a different way. No head ache! Only a dull pain...if you want to even call it that, in my temples that evening and my nose hurt between my eyes. The pain was not bad at all and I hat to really concentrate to see where it was coming from. I have seen "glitter" in the past. I asumed it was floaters or just stressed eyes.I have experienced a liitle dizziness the past few weeks as well, like I was going to fall over sidways. A friend of mine scared me and said I might have a brain tumor...she has one but it is treatable. So off to the doctor I went. She seemed to be put out with my wasted trip in. (I never go to the doctor but once a year it seems) She told me I was having optical migrains and not to worry about it. What do you think? I'm really concerned!

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Re: Temp Vision Loss

I presume 34 is your age and that is a bit too young for posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) - but you never know. Occular migraine is a debatable condition that simply means migraine without headache. Some doctors believe there is always some form of eye condition that causes these effects and that they are not related to the cerebral disturbances that cause true migraines.
Doctors can be dismissive about things that are outside their experience so don't be too concerned about her reaction. However, if you have the slightest recurrence you should either go back to the doctor or to the nearest hospital.

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