What is a temporary blindness? Amaurosis fugax is a temporary loss of vision, usually in just one eye, that lasts from seconds to minutes. It is also called episodic blindness. This is a rare problem. If it does happen, it can be treated to prevent a permanent loss of vision. It may also be a warning sign of something more serious, such as a stroke.
What can cause temporary blindness? Migraines are the most common causes of temporary vision loss. Migraines may cause blind spots or you may feel like you are seeing flashing lights. Migraines cause Sudden Blindness in both eyes. Giant cell arteritis is another cause of temporary blindness in one eye.
Can you go temporarily blind from stress? There’s a new twist to the expression “blind rage.” Apparently, extreme stress literally can rob you of your vision, at least temporarily.
Can dehydration cause temporary blindness? Being dehydrated can increase the fluid pressure in your eyes, which is a potential blindness-inducing problem called glaucoma.