What causes transient vision loss (TVL)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Andrew J Tatham, MD, MBA, FRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed); Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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The etiology of transient vision loss includes the following:

  • Local ocular conditions (including intraocular masses)
  • Ingestion of a large meal
  • Exercise
  • Entopic phenomena
  • Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP)
  • Minor head injury (occipital trauma)
  • Familial factors
  • Migraine
  • Ocular treatments (intravitreal injections, trabeculectomy)

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