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passed out and loss site in both eyes. sight came back after

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passed out and loss site in both eyes. sight came back after a while and was sent home from ER. Now reoccurring site loss just on one side but not all site. Just perifial site. Comes and goes. My mother is 83. We thought it was from not eating and drinking but she is drinking water and eating crackers now and still reoccurring site loss in the left eye.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

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Does she have any medical problems or take any medications?

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At this point is the loss of vision occurring in BOTH eyes, but just one area? Would you say that it is like she can't see to one side, say the left half or the right half for example?

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How long does does her vision go away for?

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When it comes back does she say that it like someone turning a dimmer switch back on slowly?

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Does she see shimmering lights in the area of reduced/lost vision?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Does she have any medical problems or take any medications?
Dr. Rick : At this point is the loss of vision occurring in BOTH eyes, but just one area? Would you say that it is like she can't see to one side, say the left half or the right half for example?
Dr. Rick : How long does her vision go away for?
Dr. Rick : When it comes back does she say that it like someone turning a dimmer switch back on slowly?
Dr. Rick : Does she see shimmering lights in the area of reduced/lost vision?

When was she evaluated at the ER?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


medications for thyroid and blood pressure.

for point of loss. when standing to long and then she goes to bed. its the left eye and lose partial vision. usually on the side.

lasts about 5 minutes then she goes to bed and it comes back.

she doesn't see shimmering lights. happened 2x today since she got up.

was in ER last night till 11:30pm

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Bruno,

Thank you for that extra information.

She should have a complete eye exam by an Ophthalmologist first thing Monday morning.

It sounds like she may be having problems with the blood flow to her eyes...this is something that the ER is not really equipped to diagnose.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Well she went to her doctor and they cant explain it and she also went to an eye doctor. He said no way that was the answer but I will say thank you for your opinion and no opinion is a bad opinion. Hard to fix something that is not in front of you. Thanks for your help. I just was so scared for my mother and it was a weekend.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Bruno,

I'm sorry to hear that your mother doesn't have an answer to what happened but, at least, a lot of bad things have been ruled out by the examinations.

Hopefully it will not happen again and everything will be OK.

Have a good week.

Dr.Rick MD FACS

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