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Acute blindness

Acute blindness: 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 Acute blindness:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Acute blindness

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Acute blindness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Acute blindness, 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 Acute blindness

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Acute blindness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Acute blindness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acute blindness

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Acute blindness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Acute blindness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Acute blindness:

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

Detailed list of causes of Acute blindness

The list below shows some of the causes of Acute blindness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acute blindness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acute blindness. Of the 14 causes of Acute blindness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acute blindness:

The following list of conditions have 'Acute blindness' 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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Causes of Acute blindness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Acute blindness 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?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Acute blindness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Acute blindness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Acute blindness:

    Medical Conditions associated with Acute blindness:

    Blindness (496 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Vision disorders (53 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Impaired vision (1545 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Acute blindness:

    Blindness (496 causes), Vision disturbance (2526 causes), Vision disorders (53 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Double vision (221 causes), Vitreous haemorrhage, Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy, Optic neuritis (49 causes), Papilloedema (62 causes), Diplopia (66 causes), Macular degeneration, Vitamin A deficiency

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    Medical News summaries about Acute blindness

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acute blindness

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