Non-Traumatic Vision Loss

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Non-Traumatic Vision Loss

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Explanations for sudden vision loss...

The etiology of non-traumatic sudden vision loss usually can he classified into four main categories: media opacities, retinal abnormalities, neurologic disease or functional disorders. Trauma is a significant cause of sudden vision loss, so care should be taken to rule out any injury to the globe, such as blunt trauma, lacerations or penetrating injuries, as well as either open or closed head trauma. In addition, many drugs have been reported to cause sudden vision loss, so it is important to review medications with any patient who experiences vision loss.

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