Posted by: Una | 2008/08/29

Temporal blindness

This morning I woke up and opened my eyes and I couldn' t see out of my left eye. The right eyes was fine, but the left eye was just.. black. I jumped out of bed and blinked furiously . Needless to say I was terrified. About a minute later I started to see and my vision was almost completely back with just a bit of blur. Now my eyesight is restored, thankfully, but I am still curious as to why this happened? I want to know what types of things can lead to this so I can avoid them...

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Dear Una

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I think that it was a once off occurence and that you should not be concerned about it. You can have a CT scan of your brain done, to see if there is any cause for concern. Please note that you could probably merely have slept with your hand/arm underneath your eye and that the pressure caused the temporal blindness.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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Posted by: Chris | 2008/09/01

Blood clotting, can also cause this temporary blindness. It happened to a family member. The clot stops the blood flow to the eye, if not properly managed, it can cause permanent damage to the eye. Ask your GP to test for clots

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