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Anyone know about vision loss for a bit?

(26 Posts)
MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:15:18

Just vision in a small part of my left eye for about 5 mins. ..I feel absolutely fine and it's come back.

Nhs sympton checker says go to a&e but the question that determines this doesn't ask whether the vision had come back. So I imagine it thinks that's it's a permanent thing which would obviously need checking.

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:16:06

Also it wasn't completely Black it was dark and blurred

Pico2 Sat 13-Dec-14 21:17:02

I'd go to A&E as vision isn't something to mess with.

KatyMac Sat 13-Dec-14 21:18:02

I'd lean towards A&E as well, sorry what does 111 say?

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:25:45

The online symptom checker is the same as 111 I think. I just feel fine and vision is all fine now. Maybe I'll phone 111 and explain that. DP says he's had it before when he's tired,

ilovepowerhoop Sat 13-Dec-14 21:26:29

occular migraine?

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:26:57

It doesn't hurt at all

ilovepowerhoop Sat 13-Dec-14 21:27:04

ocular!

chockbic Sat 13-Dec-14 21:28:44

A & E!

ilovepowerhoop Sat 13-Dec-14 21:30:23

Ocular migraines don't have pain associated with them

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:31:32

God I was only in a&e about a week ago for a thyroid thing. It just doesn't feel like I even need to see a doc let along immediately!

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:32:10

Oh ok didn't realise that; thanks

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:33:30

Hmmm. .. Never had a migraine, google says they come together

ilovepowerhoop Sat 13-Dec-14 21:39:59

www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm -

fusspot66 Sat 13-Dec-14 21:45:07

Or a TIA - mini stroke.
Ring 111 or
Go to A & E for a check.
Migraine also likely.

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:50:48

It wasn't in my Central vision like those examples of ocular migraine but at the bottom on the right side.

Just had a couple of sharp pains in my head and a "floater" in that eye too.

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 21:53:40

Ok panic over. .. visual disturbances are listed on the side effects of the beta blocker I am taking

helensburgh Sat 13-Dec-14 21:56:29

Eye specialist here.

Was thinking ocular migraine till you mentioned thyroid and beta blockers.

I'd go go mon am but if happens again Aand E

MoreSnowPlease Sat 13-Dec-14 22:01:50

Thank you smile

Karoleann Sun 14-Dec-14 22:30:08

Have you had any flashes of light (like lightning)?

Otherwise, TIA would be my guess to. You need to see your GP rather than A&E and have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked. A TIA is basically a warning signal that something dodgy is happening in your arteries.

You can also get migranes that have no headache with them.

3littlefrogs Sun 14-Dec-14 22:38:04

You must get this checked first thing tomorrow because if it is a TIA, the risk of stroke is increased and the interval between TIA and stroke is brief.

It may not be, but it needs checking.

MoreSnowPlease Mon 15-Dec-14 21:09:50

Ok, I didn't get it checked sad

Will do though. ... just looked at TIA though amd didn't have any of the other symptoms and don't really have any other the risk factors apart from family history

MoreSnowPlease Mon 15-Dec-14 21:10:29

No didn't have any flashes of light

MoreSnowPlease Mon 15-Dec-14 21:11:32

I have very low blood pressure usually and never had cholesterol checked but don't eat meat so doubt it's high

Dolallytats Mon 15-Dec-14 21:16:50

My husband had that one night and put it down to being tired. By the next morning it was apparent that he had had a stroke. Luckily his physical symptoms were not severe and he is ok now, but I would get it checked if I were you.

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