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Hi thank you for that.the doctors in monaco dont know what

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Hi thank you for that.the doctors in monaco dont know what it is.as you said before this viris do they take a blood test from your neck?also wondering could it have been a minor stroke? Or low blood pressure which i do have. Mascha
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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It is possible that you had a stroke of your optic nerve due to a vascular problem but with the treatment you are getting I don't think this is the case.

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The condition I was talking about is not caused by a virus but, rather, by inflammation from your own immune system.

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When I mentioned taking a sample from a tender artery on the side of your head I was talking about actually cutting out the artery (blood vessel) itself, not taking blood out of it. This piece of tissue is then taken to the pathology department where a specially trained doctor looks at it under a microscope to see if there is evidence of this special type of inflammation in the walls of the removed artery.

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This really has nothing to do with your blood pressure.

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Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
I am still here if you would like to discuss this issue further.

I hope things turn out well for you. It really sounds like you are in good hands.