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hello, i banged the back of my head when i was coming out

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hello, i banged the back of my head when i was coming out of my pickup truck.well about 2 days later i was at the doctors with bad neck pain and ended up in phyical therpy for a month which really helped but i'm still sore. I have been fighting this for 2 months now and now the vision in my right eye is doing strange things (blured vision,one time total darkness with light outling all objects) the doctor send me to get a cat scan which came back fine so they sent me to and eye doctor problem is on the day of my appoinment we had a really bad storm12/30/10 now I'm rescheduled for the 11th the vision problem are happing more often i'm concerned about waiting that long but can't get in any sooner.that's your take on the matter this this something i can afford to wait on?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

are you available to chat?

Dr. Rick :

how hard did you bang your head? Did you get knocked out? Was any damage to your neck seen on CT scan? What medicines do you take and what medical problems do you have?

Customer :

I hit it well enough to say a few choice words but it didn't knock me out i take alot of different meds advair, pravastatin, singular, quinap/hctz, nexium citalopram. x-ray for neck came back good as did the cat scan for my brain

Dr. Rick :

hi

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you are experiencing a vascular problem with the eye. The most common cause is from cholesterol or platelet plaques coming loose from your carotid artery in your neck and sending "clots" into your retina

Customer :

wow that doesn't sound very good

Dr. Rick :

Your fall could have started the issue. Also, if there was hyperextension of your neck you could have damaged the wall of your carotid artery, causing a tear of one of the lining layers. These type of injuries do not really show up on cat scan.

Dr. Rick :

No. You are correct. It can be serious depending upon the exact cause of your amarousis fugax

Customer :

that could be every muscle in my neck and shoulders,chest hurt bad at one point as i said i'm still sore

Dr. Rick :

You should try to get hold of your ophthalmologist and tell her you really want to be seen right away. A complete eye exam is necessary in your case -- the sooner the better.

Dr. Rick :

Going to the ER and being evaluated by a regular doctor really is of little value, unless they could get an ophthalmologist to come in and see you....

Customer :

Thanks so much .I'm sure I will have to wait untill monday.

Dr. Rick :

Ok. My pleasure. Just make them understand that you really want to get in Monday. They should be able to accommodate you -- I always leave space in my schedule for emergencies.

Dr. Rick :

Have a good weekend, try not to worry and enjoy the new year.

Customer :

Thanks again you have been very helpful

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure.

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