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Vision Loss in One Eye

Vision loss in one eye

Part 4 of a 6-Part Series

Though I prefer using natural therapies, if you have vision loss in one eye, call 911 and go to the emergency room immediately — even if it clears up on its own.

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Vision Loss in One Eye

BACKGROUND

Sudden loss of vision in one eye should be treated as a medical emergency, and the person should immediately be taken to the emergency room. This symptom can be a warning sign for a stroke, just like loss of function in an arm or leg on one side or sudden difficulty with speech can be a warning sign for an oncoming stroke. Caught early, the entire stroke may be prevented, where waiting could leave the person paralyzed.

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TREATMENT

Call 911 or your local ambulance phone number and go to the emergency room — NOW!

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., internist and author of From Fatigued to Fantastic!, researches treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia.

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