Causes of Vision Loss

The causes of vision loss depend somewhat on the type of vision loss:

Eye Disorders: Causes of vision loss due to a disorder of the eyes may include:

Disorders of the Eye Region: Disorders that affect other areas of the eye, such as the eye’s orbit and the optic nerve, can also result in vision loss:

Other Non-Eye Disorders: Various disorders of other parts of the body than the eye can cause vision loss in the eyes, such as:

Congenital Vision Loss: There are some congenital disorders that can cause vision loss in a newborn baby (or in some cases the symptoms are not noticed until early childhood), such as:

  • Congenital rubella syndrome
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Retrolental fibroplasia
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Amblyopia

Episodic Vision Loss: Is it temporary vision loss? Causes of various forms of transient vision symptoms may include:

Other Types of Vision Loss: A patient with a symptom of vision loss may actually mean a number of other similar vision disorders, which cause some level of visual impairment. Other visual symptoms to consider include:

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