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What can cause sudden loss of vision in one eye?

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What can cause sudden loss of vision in one eye?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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Can you tell me a little bit more about how this vision loss came about? Was there an pain? Was the vision loss complete (ie: lights out blind)? Did it come back? If it came back, was it like turning on/off a switch or kinda slow like a dimmer? Do you have any medical problems or take any medicine?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
I am still here and available to help you with your question. I look forward to your responses to my above inquiries so that we can get to the bottom of your problem.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
I see you hit the accept button a little bit early. If you have time we can work on your question now. Did you see my request for more information above?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It is not complete blindness, everything is blurry. Pain comes and goes with eye movement.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
There are a number of conditions that can cause blurry vision as well as pain on eye movement. scleritis and optic neuritis are just a couple of them.
I do not suggest that you ignore these symptoms. The best way to get to the bottom of what is going on would be to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Oops....I forgot that you have already accepted....there is no need to accept twice. Sorry about the mixup.