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Possible causes?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 2, 2006
  • 06:05 PM

My father is experiencing a loss of vision in the lower half of his visual field in one eye. It is an occasional occurance. He can only see from mid-line up and the lower half of his field is black. Can you tell me what this is called and a some possible causes?

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  • did you consider optic neuritis? - this can be caused by many diseases - one of them could be multiple sclerosis ... or whatever which shoul be treated .. (??) a.
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  • I've heard that migraines can also cause some temporary vision loss and they don't always have a headache when they occur. Visual migraine, but not typical????
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 07:46 AM
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  • The symptoms are concerning and can be from small blockages in the vessels of the eye. He should have his neck arteries checked (carotid ultrasound) and heart valves checked (echocardiogram) to make sure bits of cholesterol or calcium aren't flaking off and causing the problem. His blood pressure should also be checked (as well as cholesterol and blood glucose levels). Finally, a rare cause of symptoms such as this are inflammation of the blood vessels (a condition called giant cell arteritis).It's a bit late, but I hope that helps...
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