Sudden vision loss

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Had a strange experience. Sudden partial loss of vision in my left eye. It is like if you looked at a bright light and the clouded spot it leaves. I see it mostly in the inner corner of my left eye. Thought I might be having a stroke or heart attack. But didn't have any other symptoms. The spot is still there. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem. I've been to the eye doctor last week field vision shows peripheral vision loss in the left eye, lower half near my nose. Am having MRI on Monday, very nervous. Thanks for any input. 

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    You're doing everything right with having eye doctor check it out and getting the MRI.

    Wishing you the best diagnosis so it can be taken care of.

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    Did they show you the results of your Visual Field? If so, a stroke is very distinct. It will only be in 2 quadrants, an upper and lower it will not cross over to the other side.
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      Yes they did, it is only in the lower inside quarter of my left eye. Doesn't go up to the upper quarter and doesn't cross over. It's very close to my nose and it doesn't really impede my vision. Thanks for your reply by the way. 

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    Update, I had a brain MRI and they found a small, usually benign tumor called an orbital cavernous hemangioma.  It's pressing against my optic nerve and causing the blind spot in my peripheral vision. I will be seeing a specialist to determine what to do about it. Thanks for all the comments. Take care everyone. 

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