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Temporary blurry vision in one eye

For less than a minute today, my left eye went blurry and I felt light headed.  I have floaters in my left eye which were investigated last month by an opthamologist, and found to be typical vitreous floaters.  I experience episodes of tingling, numbness (mostly on my left side), vertigo/dizzyness and other neurological symptoms and am currently in an episode of these symptoms.  I have had a complete work up - MRI, VEP, blood work etc. and all were normal.  I am currently being treated for a Vitamin D deficiency, a low B12 and low potassium.  What would cause a temporary blurring of the vision in only one eye and should I go see my opthamologist?

Thank you,
Chrisy
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The symptoms you present suggest amaurosis fugax.  A temporary decrease in blood flow to your left eye. You have to make sure this was your left eye and not your left field of vision-if so it would indicate a blood flow problem in the posterior cerebral artery.

You need to see an ophthalmologist and then an internist.  Your cartoid arteries should be studies as well as the rhythm of your heart, blood pressure, etc.

This is most likely a vascular problem.

Dr. O.
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Thank you for your reply.

I had a complete cardiac work up about 1 year ago. My BP is always normal (typically somewhere around 105 - 110 over 70 or 75), my cholesterol is normal, I had a treadmill stress test & 24 hour holter monitor test which were both normal.

What I experienced yesterday was a blurry field of vision, if that is more specific for you.

Do you still think that it could be related to my cartoid arteries?

Chrisy

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