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Facing temporary blindness in the morning. What could be causing this?

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My healthy, active niece complains of brief, temporary blindness in the morning. She "has to wait for her vision to return because it goes away every morning XXXXXXX I don't live with my niece, so I can't give much more detail than this. I haven't found anything else useful online.
Posted Sun, 14 Apr 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 4 hours later

Thanks for the query

The common causes of transient blindness in this age could be due top migraine, occipital epilepsy etc.

She would require a joint evaluation by an eye specialist and neurologist who will help her through clinical evaluation and investigations like MRI scan of the brain/optic nerve and EEG (A TEST WHICH WILL TELL US IF SHE HAS EPILEPSY).

Hope this helps
Please get back to me in case you have any concern
Best wishes
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