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Vision disorders: 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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Vision disorders: Symptom Checker

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Vision disorders: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Vision disorders

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Vision disorders: Deaths

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Vision disorders: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Vision disorders listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Vision disorders:

Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions. Visual disability refers to inability of the individual to perform specific visual tasks, such as reading, writing, orientation, or traveling unaided. (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Vision disorders

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

How Common are these Causes of Vision disorders?

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 disorders. Of the 53 causes of Vision disorders that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Vision disorders:

The following list of conditions have 'Vision disorders' 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 disorders:

The following list of medical conditions have Vision disorders 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 disorders Based on Risk Factors

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

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

    What are the alternative names for Vision disorders:

    Visual disturbance, Visual impairment, Blind or partially sighted, Blindness
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Vision disorders:

    Subtypes of Vision disorders:

    Acute blindness (14 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Vision disorders:

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

    Symptoms related to Vision disorders:

    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), Amitriptyline, Aspartoacylase deficiency, Basement membrane corneal dystrophy, Carbachol, Carbamazepine, Carotid-cavernous fistula, Celecoxib, Central serous chorioretinopathy, Cerebrovascular accident (192 causes), Chalazion, Chlorpheniramine

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