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Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
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sudden loss of vision in right eye.

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sudden loss of vision in right eye.

Hello there

when did the loss of vision occur ? When you say loss of vision, what do you mean ? Was part of the vision affected ? what was the visual acuity before and after ? was there any flashes or floaters before the loss of vision ?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

when 6 weeks ago

before normal needed reading glasses

total loss of vision rt eye

no flashes

 

hello there

in cases of complete vision loss, that comes on suddenly, the possibility is almost always vascular in nature, meaning poor blood flow and circulation problem. In these instances, I would make sure I test for giant cell arteritis as the fellow eye can also become affected. The carotid arteries should also be examined with a carotid duplex. Baby asprin or other blood thinners may be considered. I hope this helps, if there is something in particular you need to know, please advise, Regards XXXXX

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Dr Stevens

some additional information

RT temple tender to touch

Some loss of hearing in RT ear

 

May or may not be related

my hair is grayer on the RT side of my head -- not sudden has been

increasing over several years

This will sound crazy I have lump on my RT leg that when pressed

causes mild pain in my RT temple area.

 

The tenderness makes me consider temporal arteritis and giant cell arteritis. I would get bloodwork and do a temporal artery biopsy. If positive, you would need oral steroids. If left untreated, the other eye is at risk. I hope this is what your doc has considered. Dr. Stevens
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