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Vision loss

Vision loss: Introduction

Any type of vision loss (e.g. blindness, blurred vision, double vision, etc.) is a symptom of great concern. Many of the causes are very serious medical conditions. Certain types of vision changes can be a medical emergency where delay can lead to loss of sight (e.g. for causes such as glaucoma, eye injury, retinal detachment) or loss of life (e.g. for causes such as stroke, TIA, etc.). Even transient or temporary blindness or loss of vision cannot be ignored because it can result from serious conditions such as stroke, TIA, hypertension, epilepsy, or migraine. Seek immediate professional medical attention for any such symptoms of vision changes....more »

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Causes of Vision loss:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Vision loss. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Vision loss

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Causes of Types of Vision loss:

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Vision loss: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Vision loss, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Stories from Users for Vision loss

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Message Boards for Vision loss

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Vision loss: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Vision loss may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Vision loss

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Vision loss: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Vision loss:

The list of organs typically affected by Vision loss may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Vision loss

The list below shows some of the causes of Vision loss mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Vision loss?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Vision loss. Of the 688 causes of Vision loss that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 11 causes are "common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 12 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 16 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 645 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Vision loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Vision loss' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Vision loss:

The following list of medical conditions have Vision loss or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Vision loss Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Vision loss based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Vision loss:

    Subtypes of Vision loss:

    Blindness (496 causes), Night blindness (134 causes), Blind spot (51 causes), Peripheral vision loss (72 causes), Visual impairments (102 causes), Acute blindness (14 causes), Blindness in both eyes (3 causes), Blurred Vision in Both Eyes (1 cause), Blurred Vision in One Eye (1 cause), Chronic blindness (6 causes), Colour Vision Disturbance (6 causes), Diplopia (66 causes), Double Vision in Both Eyes (43 causes), Double Vision in One Eye (16 causes), Fleeting blindness (14 causes), Halo vision (5 causes), Visual blurring (19 causes), Visual Floaters (11 causes), Visual field defects (31 causes), Corneal opacities (40 causes), Tunnel vision (74 causes), Blindness in one eye (9 causes), Floaters (18 causes), Eye floaters (9 causes), Scotoma (8 causes), Cotton wool spots (8 causes), Eyeball spots (7 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Vision loss:

    Vision changes (2526 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Vision loss:

    Double vision (221 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Tunnel vision (74 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Peripheral vision loss (72 causes), Amaurosis fugax, Stroke (192 causes), Retinal vascular occlusion, Transient monocular blindness, Migraine (37 causes), Optic nerve swelling due to demyelinating disease, Optic nerve swelling due to optic neuropathy, Optic nerve swelling due to lead toxicity, Optic nerve swelling due to chloramphenicol toxicity, Optic atrophy (211 causes), Angle closure glaucoma

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