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Peripheral 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 Peripheral vision loss:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Peripheral vision loss

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Causes of Types of Peripheral vision loss:

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Peripheral vision loss: Symptom Checker

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

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Peripheral vision loss Treatments

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Stories from Users for Peripheral vision loss

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Message Boards for Peripheral vision loss

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Diagnostic tests for Peripheral vision loss:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Peripheral vision loss. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Visual acuity - in both eyes and with and without glasses (if worn) to determine any refractive error.
    • Visual field testing - to detect either a contraction (a local or general reduction in the area of field) or a scotoma (an island of loss within the field). Use Confrontation testing, Perimetry testing and Central field testing. Mapping the visual field defect can help determine cause. e.g. glaucoma, pituitary tumor, toxic causes such as quinine.
    • Examination of pupils and the pupil reflexes
    • Ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp examination - to examine the optic nerve, macula and retina.
    • Ocular motility testing
  • more tests...»

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Peripheral vision loss: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Peripheral vision loss

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Peripheral vision loss. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

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Peripheral vision loss: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Peripheral vision loss

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Peripheral vision loss: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Peripheral vision loss: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Peripheral vision loss:

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

Detailed list of causes of Peripheral vision loss

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

How Common are these Causes of Peripheral 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 Peripheral vision loss. Of the 72 causes of Peripheral vision loss that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Peripheral vision loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Peripheral 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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  • Glaucoma ... Loss of peripheral vision, peripheral vision deterioration, degraded side vision, dim peripheral vision, tunnel vision



  • Open-angle glaucoma ... peripheral vision deterioration, degraded side vision, dim peripheral vision, tunnel vision




Conditions listing medical complications: Peripheral vision loss:

The following list of medical conditions have Peripheral 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 Peripheral vision loss Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Peripheral vision loss?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Peripheral vision loss, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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

    Classifications of Peripheral vision loss:

    Subtypes of Peripheral vision loss:

    Tunnel vision (74 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Peripheral vision loss:

    Vision changes (2526 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Impaired vision (1545 causes), Tunnel vision (74 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 Peripheral vision loss:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Color vision loss, Vision changes (2526 causes), Double vision (221 causes), Penetrating eye injury, Absolute glaucoma

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    Medical News summaries about Peripheral vision loss

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Peripheral vision loss

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