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How old are you? Do you have any medical problems or take any medicines?
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hi ,yes i have hep c have had for many years ,never caused a problem i also have arthritus in my neck and lowerback fingers ,etc
Was the vision in your right eye completely gone, as is lights out black?
also, how old are you?
it was in my right ey ,and it went completely grey ,slowly the grey moved to the left untill my vision was restored
when this happened, with both eyes open, could you still see to read etc?
no i had to close my right eye ,other wise i could not focus
Ok. Just to make sure that I understand....when you closed your right eye during this event, and tried to do a visual task with your left eye only, could you see ok?
this just happened about a half hour ago
yes i could
ok. I believe I've know what has happened to you......
It sounds like what you are suffering from is something called Amaurosis fugax (AF).
Amaurosis fugax is the transient loss of vision in one eye. It has many causes and, in the early 1990's, a study called the Amaurosis Fugax Study Group defined and grouped them to help with diagnosis and treatment of this problem.
What can cause AF? It can be due to an embolism, problems with the blood, problems with the eye itself or, sometimes due to no cause we can figure out (idiopathic). I would be happy to go through all the different diagnostic possibilities in each of these categories but I don't think that is the best use of your time.....you need to know what to do.
AF is a symptom that something serious is wrong. It can be a warning that you are heading toward a dangerous vascular event such as a TIA, stroke or even death. It is important for you to see your ophthalmologist and possibly your internal medicine physician ASAP. What will they do? A complete history and physical, a complete eye examination, maybe a fluorescein angiogram of your retina, laboratory tests, possibly ultrasound of your carotid arteries or an CT/MRI of your head.
Treatment depends on what is found on the above workup.
I can not stress enough the need for you to be seen for a complete exam as soon as possible.
You need to get in to see an ophthalmologist right away....when you call the office make sure that the staff knows that they need to "squeeze" you into the schedule. If they are unwilling or unable to do that call another ophthalmologist......
Does this make sense to you?
Are you still there? Do you have any questions for me?
yes im here , that was help thanks
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