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Missing hole in field of vision, small part of right field of vision missing. Suggestions?

Hi. Yesterday morning I woke up with a missing hole in my field of vision in my left eye. I could see all things in front of me, but things in my left periphery were just blank. It finally went away about an hour and a half after waking up. This morning I woke up and a small part of my right field of vision was missing...again in the periphery. It went away within 45 minutes. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your question. You are most likely to be suffering from an ophthalmic migraine. In this condition you may have a visual disturbance that returns to normal after a few minutes. There may or may not be associated headaches as well. In most cases it does not require treatment.

However, there are a few more worrying conditions that should be ruled out first. I would recommend that you see your eye doctor for a full eye examination including a dilated retinal examination.

Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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