Hello. My husband has been involved in an intense work out program for approximately 8 weeks with no acute concerns. He now states that within the past week he has had temporary loss of his vision on the right. He states that this has occurred now 3 times/10 days. He notes the visual loss when he is doing the "military shoulder press"- pretty much the shoulder press but it comes down behind the neck instead of in front. His mother has chiari malformation and syringomyelia. Thoughts???
He should definitely stop the exercises and get this investigated. There are many potential causes that could lead to a hemifield defect in vision. Most involve the brain and potential blood flow issues. He needs to inform his primary care doctor immediately and possibly consult with a neurologist. He may need neuroimaging to rule out vascular or other abnormalities that may otherwise be dangerous and they may want to do some blood tests. He could simultaneously see an ophthalmologist in order to perform formal visual field testing. He should not ignore this and should not continue the exercise routine unless this is clarified.
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