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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I experience instantaneous blindness on occasion while sleeping.

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I experience instantaneous blindness on occasion while sleeping. It awakens me.
This only last a second. Very scarey. Makes my heart race because it awakens and scares me.

Last nite it happened twice.

Can you help???
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Tell me a little bit more about this blindness you experience when sleeping. Is it complete, lights-out blindness in both eyes? How long does it last?

Dr. Rick :

Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

Dr. Rick :

I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
I look forward to your response so we can try and figure out what is going on.