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Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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mini-stroke diagnosis in right eye

Three weeks, now. I awoke one morning to a painless condition of being "blind" in the bottom half of the right eye and loss of right extensive peripheral vision in it. Saw my eye specialist immediately (they had done my cataract surgery in '11) and he diagnosed it as a "mini-stroke" in the back of the eye and it was causing edema in the optic nerve. In about 10 days, the whole eye was graying out, so I returned to the eye specialist and he said the condition was worsening. Scheduled a later appt. with me and ordered a series of blood work, which came back as normal. I was due a physical, so I visited my GP and while there I brought this up. His exam and lab works came back as really decent for a 66 year old guy who's a little overweight, cholesterol may have been the best it has been in years. I am on 2 BPs and Lipitor and I take Vitamin E, CO-Q10, Zinc and Centrum Silver for Men. BP is always in the safe range, as has been the cholesterol. GP sent me to a neurologist who ordered a MRI of my head/neck. Results came back as all is normal and healthy. Eye specialist has begun me on a prescription of steroid. I have been on it a week. I am seeing no improvement, though he said it may never improve, but if it does it could take a long time, as the optic nerve will have to stop swelling. My question is, has anyone experienced this and is there really any hope for vision return or is this just gonna be something I'll have to live with = vision in just one eye?

 
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: mini-stroke diagnosis in right eye

Lots of sympathy. I was talking to a pharmacist one time, and she suggested over-the-counter Ibuprofin for swelling and inflammation. I'm finding that it helps some. You might want to do an online search for any possible side effects or clashes with other meds. Good luck.

 
Old 03-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for the good thoughts. I have to accept what I have been dealt, however I was just wondering if anyone else has had this situation and if any degree of more clear vision did return for them after some period of time.

 
Old 03-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Re: mini-stroke diagnosis in right eye

I would be looking for someone with the exact same problem too. If there is someone. But while you're waiting, I need to also add something I just heard this afternoon from a doctor on public TV, for whatever it's worth, that Krill Oil, in addition to Ibuprofin, is good for swelling/ inflammation. Again, you might want to ask your doctor and look up online while waiting.

 
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