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i had black out vision in both eyes for 25 second. what do

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i had black out vision in both eyes for 25 second. what do i have to do
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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Do you have any medical problems or take any medicine?

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Is it like a dimmer switch, slowly going to totally lights out blindness, that then suddenly comes back to mostly normal?

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And, just to make sure I understand, it occurs in both eyes at the same time. Correct?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
I see you have read my posts but there is no response from you.

What you are describing is called amaurosis fugax. This most often only occurs in one eye at a time but it can occur in both at once...in these cases it is usually caused by a severe vascular condition causing loss of blood flow to the eyes. The possible underlying conditions are varied however, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is you need to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist ASAP.

This temporary loss of vision you are experiencing is a warning sign of more serious things that can go wrong, such as major stroke, permanent blindness (your vision might not turn back one next time), or even death in rare cases.

Does this make sense to you?
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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