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split second of severe confusion (also a simulatanious loss of sight)

I have these really short flashes during the day where I can't see and it feels like my brain won't work. It feels like a split second of nothingness and pure confusion. It's like for 1 split second I can't understand anything and I can't feel anything. Right after that split second I feel like I'm catching myself, and then I forget that it happened. This happens multiple times a day- but I can't count them because the confusion and the forgetfulness usually occur right afterwards. I think thays has only been happenig this year. Can anyone explain what this might be?
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I think you should see a Dr urgently. Really. Today.
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Hi, did you see a Dr?
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Dad had the problem of losing sight for 1 second... it went up to 5-10 seconds before he visited the doctor. It was some particles in the blood in the eye region causing block in the blood flowing to the brain and eye. Best to get it checked right now as it may even require life threatening surgery. My dad was lucky that in the final tests before surgery they found that the blood found another route to that part of the brain so he did not end up having the surgery and did not have that problem again until his last days.
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Hope you took the advice given by greenjuice.
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Could it be petit Mal?
Mild epilepsy
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