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Dr. Dan B.
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Had one recent episode of total vision, both eyes.

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Had one recent episode of total vision, both eyes. Everything appeared snowy white and could not distinguish colors or images. I am 60 yr old male, wity a 38 yr history of temporal lobe epilepsy. 13 yrs ago had right temporal lobectomy, hippocampectomy and amygdalectomy.
Have also been diagnosed with several contradictory rheumatoid conditions. finished treatment for squamous cell, oral.

Hello and thanks for your question.

Bilateral, simultaneous vision loss indicates a problem with the circulation to the posterior (back) portion of the brain and the brain stem. My recommendation would be to see your primary care doctor and report these symptoms because you will likely need some radiologic imaging tests to detect problems in the blood vessels that supply blood to this part of the brain. Abnormalities in these blood vessels can be life-threatening at the worst.

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