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I am 67. I had a TIA in 2006 but none since. Today while…

I am 67. I...

I am 67. I had a TIA in 2006 but none since. Today while driving my left eye lost sight. It was like snapping a finger and having severe cataracts. Everything went milky. I pulled over as quick as possible (I have right eye glaucoma with a dominant black spot in direct view so left eye is very important). I chewed two aspirin and drank a quart of water. Within an hour my sight came back. While co.ing back the white film turned to bright star shapes. Did I have another TIA?

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

Checked 8 months ago and started on Travatan for right eye glaucoma only.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really...back, knee, wrist and ear surgeries over 30 years.

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Yes, these eye symptoms are suggestive of TIA.

You did well to take aspirin.

You should go to emergency room for evaluation and a CT scan / MRI.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I was driving from San Blas to Culiacan, Mexico. I'm returning to the USA Wednesday. I'll go see my doctor then. In the meantime what is the appropriate amount of aspirin I should take daily?

You can take 75 mg aspirin which is good enough dose for prevention of the clots.

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