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Re: vision problems after stroke

Re: vision problems after stroke

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Posted by Barbara on October 11, 2000 at 12:13:50:

In Reply to: Re: vision problems after stroke posted by Peter Brown on October 10, 2000 at 01:12:05:

: : My father is 72 yrs old and in generally good health. A few weeks ago he was feeling dizzy and was having problems with his vision. He was seing "tracers" - when he moves his head it takes awhile for his vision to "catch up". He had an MRI and the results showed that he had a series of mini strokes. He went to a neurologist and was referred to a ophthal-neurologist(spelling??). My Dad lives in Illinois and I live in California- so I am feeling very helpless. Does anyone else know anything about this? What type of treatment is available? I would appreciate any comments.
: : Thank you,
: : Barbara

: Barbara,

: I had diplopia (double vision) as a result of a stroke. In my case it has cleared naturally with eye execises over a period of 7 months. I was advised that in my case it was also possible to correct with surgury but to wait a period of at least 12 months before considering. As it turned out I needed no operation. I would suggest you talk with your GP for an opinion as I dont know if it is possible in all cases.

: Peter Brown
Peter - Thank you so much for the information.
Barbara


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