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Sudden loss of vision at the blink of an eye: You need help, fast

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You’ve suddenly lost all vision. No warning signs, no injury, no pain and not even a hint of redness around the eyes. Full or partial vision loss overnight mainly happens to the elderly, and often, circulatory disorders are to blame, says Thomas Reinhard, an opthalmology professor. It may sound obvious, but if that happens, it’s essential you act quickly to save your sight. “Disturbances in blood circulation can lead to occlusion of the central artery of the eye,” says Reinhard. The artery supplies the retina with oxygen and important nutrients and when this vessel, which carries blood to the …

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