loss of sight in left eye and servere headache
Posted by 550553 on 9/5/2012 at 4:26 AM
/hello im a 23 year old female, on monday i was admited to hospital as i woke with a sore left eye i had had a servere headche in the week leading up to this. i now have no vision in my left eye apart from white and i can sometimes see the outline of things. i normaley wear glasses and have always had poorer vision in that eye. i had a mri scan while in hosp but the doctors have no answers untill the results come back on friday. ive now been discharged but still ave no vision at all and still have a dull ache behind eye and servere headache. does anyone no what this could be?? its freaking me out and im worried it may be really bad and i will never see again :-( HELP!!!
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Re: loss of sight in left eye and servere headachePosted by VisionAware Program Manager on 9/6/2012 at 10:05 AM
Thank you for your message. However, you have not given enough information to provide advice. We have consulted an ophthalmologist on your question and he recommends that an exam by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible is essential. This could pick up many of the causes of a sudden loss of vision. He also recommends a consult with a neuro-ophthalmologist prior to having x-rays as this may indicate the direction in which your treatment should be addressed.
Here are some of the questions that the doctor brought up:
Why were you admitted to the hospital - for the eye complaint or something else. Was there any surgery or injury? Were you seen by an ophthalmologist? Conditions such as acute glaucoma, central retinal artery occlusion, embolus to that eye or acute angle closure glaucoma are some of the things that might take away the vision.
Thanks again for contacting VisionAware.
Re: loss of sight in left eye and servere headachePosted by Crista on 9/6/2012 at 4:12 PM
Wow, that sounds very scary. I'm sorry I don't know what it could be, and it doesn't seem like anybody could be able to say what it is from a web site. But please do see your doctor, and please do also let us know how things are going. If it turns out to be temporary, wow, I'm so glad. And if it isn't extremely temporary, we've all been through something more or less like this, so let's talk about what to do going forward. But for now, please talk to your doctor.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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