Loss of peripheral vision (Side vision) can have many causes, some of which can be extremely serious.
Causes of peripheral vision loss can include the following:
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Eye strokes or occlusions
- Detached retina
- Brain damage from stroke, disease or injury
- Neurological damage such as from optic neuritis
- Compressed optic nerve head (papilledema)
- Concussions (head injuries)
Symptoms of peripheral vision loss can include seeing through a narrow tube, a condition commonly referred to as “tunnel vision”, difficulty seeing in dim light, and decreased ability to navigate while walking. If you experience any of these symptoms see our Optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.