Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
200 Doctors are Online

Suffering from intermittent blindness, faded and patched vision, pressure building around eye. 3 - 4 times a week

I am a 69 year old male caucasian, and for the last 4 weeks I am suffering from intermittent blindness of the right eye. In rhe run-up a feeling of slight pressure is building up around the eye, and then vision fades, sometimes completely, sometimes there are small irregularly sized and spaced patches of vision left. This lasts for about 45 seconds to one minute,when vision slowly returns to normal. These attacks are becoming more frequent, from once a week to 3 - 4 times a week now.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  115
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
This presentation is commonly seen in glaucoma. If you also have pain then it furthers supports this. there are also some other conditions which can present like this. It is important that you immediately see an opthalmologist as the frequency is increasing so that you dont develop any further complications.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Intermittent blindness or sudden vision problems and pressure or eye pain are typical signs of Glaucoma in which pressure inside eye increases and can impair your vision. It is more common in old age and may be caused by many other factors.It is an emergency and call your doctor immediately if you begin experiencing symptoms, such as severe pain, nausea, and blurred vision.
Seek prompt treatment before it permanently damages your eye.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor