What causes loss of peripheral vision?

1 Answer
Aug 8, 2017

The commonest cause of loss of peripheral vision is damage to the optic nerve because of glaucoma.


Loss of peripheral vision (also known as tunnel vision) is commonly caused by glaucoma; the pressure exerted on the optic nerve causes nerve damage.

Another possible cause is occlusions that block or limit blood supply to the eye and optic nerve.

Other probable causes can be detached retina, brain damage due to stroke or head injuries (the loss of peripheral vision could be temporary in such cases), or neurological damage affecting the optic nerve.