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Was just sitting here and vision in left eye went partially

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was just sitting here and vision in left eye went partially black
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Customer: then it faded and my vision is back and fine after about 2 minutes
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 42 years old, no other health problems. ON blood pressure med for borderline HTN. Do get migraines from time to time, but usually have flashing zig zag line then lose peripheral vision, then get headache. This is new, was feeling fine then vision just went out partially, like I had just looked in to the sun. Came back/faded away after approx 2-3 minutes
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Salama,

Does it feel like a curtain came down on your left eye?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it just appeared out of nowhere...blood pressure is elevated right now as well but unsure if its because I am now worried about this or what. It covered the middle of my left eye,,then faded upwards until it was gone.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

How high is your BP right now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

That is extremely high. Is it normally that high?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i just had caffeine, but otherwise i am just working...i am feeling fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
usually i run 140s/80s or 90s
I am anxious right now as well
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

With your blood pressure that high and some indication of end-organ damage (visual symptoms) this would be considered a hypertensive emergency which needs to be evaluated and controlled in the ER.

Let me know if you have any other questions. If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but i feel fine otherwise, do I really need to go to the ER?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I would. For 2 reasons, to control your BP and to make sure that your heart is not also being affected by the elevated BP just as your eyes are.

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

How are you feeling today?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, went to ER and all tests were ok...EKG, CT scan, Bloodwork, CXR, ...all were fine. Going to cardiologist today at 3pm
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I'm glad you went. Best of luck.