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Sudden vision loss – Can you help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 4, 2007
  • 00:51 PM

For about a month now, at least twice a week, I feel a popping sensation and then I can’t see immediately. This has stayed for between 10-17 hours. I feel a popping sensation again and then I can see. With the vision loss it isn’t black. It’s black and white with no detail; everything is very blurry and hard to see anything. When I went to my doctor he prescribed me some medicine and said that it was just migraines with aura. I looked this up on line and there are several reasons why this isn’t it. Has anyone had any experiences like this?
The vision loss happens in the snap of a finger and comes back just that fast. Also my eyes hurt when I move them.

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  • Im only 19 years old, but for ages ive taken an acute interest in biology and everything of it. For school I bought this book from Chapters calledThe Encyclopedic Atlas of the Human Body and at the back of the book it has around 20 pages listing medical conditions. -Are you stressed?-Family history?-Diabetes? I looked up some for you and I need to know more information about how exactly your eyesight is affected and why you think it's only happening twice a week (thank goodness it isn't more!). Also in my book for the symptoms it only lists possible causes if you have vision loss in one eye, but from what I can gather its occouring in both which is disturbing. Is there anything special/unusual when your eye "pops" before and after the loss of vision? It MAY be a long retinal nerve which is causing you eye to "jump" around. I saw a program where this kid had it operated on to make it shorter and it worked like a charm. And uhhh, go to a different doctor. If s/he's sayin its just a migrane, they need to take a brush-up course in medicinal practice >.>*! With the symptoms you gave, it doesn't really match anything in the book that I have and it's pretty thurough, so im thinkin you should go to your GP ASAP, and if s/he cant give an answer fast enough, book in with an eyesignt specialist as soon as you can get to the phone! Any sign of sudden vision loss is a very bad sign and should be investigated THUROUGHLY ASAP! Hope this helped (even tho it was late)
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