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Had loss of peripheral vision. What could this be?

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My 16 1/2 year old son has briefly had loss of peripheral vision 3 times while playing basketball ' lifting weighs and after in hot tub after working out. His pediatrics said could be dehydrated. Wants him to see neurologists. What could this be? He otherwise is healthy. Once he got headache afterwards
Posted Fri, 6 Dec 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 53 minutes later
Brief Answer: Transient loss of vision, no need to worry. Detailed Answer: Hello, welcome to health care magic Loss of vision for few seconds with complete recovery is because of transient decrease in blood supply . This can be because of tiredness, hypotension, migraine..... Since he is young and only 16 years old it cannot be because of neurological problems like arteritis which are seen in older age. Hence no need to worry, however he can get one opinion from neurologist to rule out the rare causes like arteritis and treatment for migraine. Hope I have answered your query. Thank you.
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