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Old 08-13-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Blindness after a stroke

Hi Friends,
Have anyone had a problem to see after a stroke. After my stroke my right eye was half blind, I know that might sound weird, but the doctor knew about talking about half blind. it is gray and vertical. well it went away, but after 8 months of my stroke my right eye seems like it is coming back, being blind half that is. Some days are fine and other days I see a different in my right eye. Has anyone had this problem?
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Re: Blindness after a stroke

Tim,

After my stroke in 03, I was blinded nearly completely in my left eye. It was explained to me that if the blood clot bursts or otherwise causes any brain damage near or on your optic nerve, then blindness can occur to different extents depending on the amount and location of the damage. The good news is that it may not be permanent and your vision can continue to improve for 2-3 years, in some cases.

At first, my left eye was near totally blind with the exception of fuzzy images and light, the eye just wandered off to the left and wouldn't focus, and the whole area was swollen and black and blue as if I had been in a boxing match. At 6 months it began to focus again and "look" normal, by the first year I started noticing continual vision improvement, and by the 2nd-3rd year it leveled off and didn't get noticably better or worse.

I still have a lack of peripheral vision in that eye, I can't see as well as I once did in that eye, and while it's probably only noticable to me it seems to have atrophied somewhat. I am told that I have an approx. 60 percent vision loss in that eye. However, I am thankful that I can see at all considering the extent of blindness that I experienced in the very beginning. My hopes are that your sight will continue to improve over time as well.

My best to you!

 
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