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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I woke in the middle of the night with a blinding headache

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I woke in the middle of the night with a blinding headache over my right eye; its 5 days after a lumbar discectomy.It has eased this morning. Should i worry?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

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

Dr. Rick :

Yes. I would call your surgeon. If you can not get in touch with her you may want to go to the Emergency.

Dr. Rick :

It is possible that your headache is due to a CSF leak causing the fluid around your brain to be low.

Dr. Rick :

In these cases it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Does this make sense to you?

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

I was just thinking of you today. Was it a CSF leak causing your headache? In any event I hope you are feeling better now. Have a good day.