Possible Causes for Loss of Vision in USA

  • Cortical Blindness
    Loss of Vision

    Cortical blindness encompasses loss of vision, which is generally severe but may be of various degrees in some occasions. […] Cortical blindness (CB) is the loss of vision caused by damage to the brain, rather than the eyes themselves. […] The Anton-Babinski syndrome involves total loss of vision, accompanied by the patient's unawareness that they can no longer see.[1]

  • Optic Neuropathy
    Loss of Vision

    This condition causes loss of vision. […] The loss of vision may occur at rapid onset or take a few days.  […] Optic neuropathy refers to the loss of vision secondary to injury of the optic nerve.[2]

  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
    Loss of Vision

    Some patients report having experienced periods of transient loss of vision, a condition referred to as amaurosis fugax. […] The fact that most CRAO patients claim complete or almost entire loss of vision argues for rather proximal occlusion of the central retinal artery.[3]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack
    Loss of Vision

    Frequently symptoms include: Temporary loss of vision Aphasia Hemiparesis Paresthesia Impaired level of consciousness or disorientation Dizziness Lack of coordination or poor […] The symptoms of transient ischemic attack include: Temporary loss of vision Difficulty speaking Weakness on one side of the body Numbness or tingling  Impaired level of consciousness[4]

  • Glaucoma
    Loss of Vision Central Scotoma Loss of Peripheral Vision Night Blindness

    The worst complication of this procedure includes loss of vision.[5]

  • Retinal Detachment
    Loss of Vision

    However, permanent loss of vision can be prevented by taking note of the main signs of a detached retina which include bright flashes of light, sudden increase in floaters[6]

  • Optic Neuritis
    Loss of Vision

    It is most often associated with multiple sclerosis, and it may lead to complete or partial loss of vision in one or both eyes. […] Major symptoms are sudden loss of vision (partial or complete), sudden blurred or "foggy" vision, and pain on movement of the affected eye. […] Inflammation of the optic nerve causes loss of vision, usually because of the swelling and destruction of the myelin sheath covering the optic nerve.[7]

  • Endophthalmitis
    Loss of Vision

    It is a possible complication of all intraocular surgeries, particularly cataract surgery, with possible loss of vision and the eye itself. […] Endophthalmitis is usually accompanied by severe pain, loss of vision, and redness of the conjunctiva and the underlying episclera.[8]

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
    Loss of Vision Loss of Peripheral Vision Night Blindness

    Loss of vision is a gradual process in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa. […] Definition: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a degenerative form of eye disease which causes gradual loss of vision due to damage to the retina.[9]

  • Macular Degeneration
    Loss of Vision Central Scotoma

    Such a type of condition, however, in rare cases, causes complete loss of vision. […] Definition Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disorder, characterized by central loss of vision, due to damage to the retina.[10]

Loss of Vision

Blindness is the absence or severe loss of vision.

Further symptoms

Similar symptoms


  1. Cortical Blindness, Symptoma
  2. Optic Neuropathy, Symptoma
  3. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion, Symptoma
  4. Transient Ischemic Attack, Symptoma
  5. Glaucoma, Symptoma
  6. Retinal Detachment, Symptoma
  7. Wikipedia: Optic neuritis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  8. Wikipedia: Endophthalmitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  9. Retinitis Pigmentosa, Symptoma
  10. Macular Degeneration, Symptoma