Sudden Loss of Unilateral Vision

Sudden Loss of Unilateral Vision

Author: Murtagh, John


A 65-year-old shopkeeper presents for evaluation of a loss of vision in his left eye approximately 6 h previously. The visual loss lasted for approximately 5 min, and was followed by complete recovery. He described the event as though “a curtain came down from above and blocked out the light.” He had no other symptoms at the time of the vision loss.


Affiliations: Monash University, Victoria 3165, Australia