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rolex

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2,640 posts

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Had it a couple of years now checked out by optician during eye test six months ago, nothink found. Its like a localised occasional headache behind that eye which is recently getting more pronounced, especially when i get stressed. Anyone have similar?

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

96 months

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Is your vision ok?

I had pain when I moved my eye for 2 days the woke up one morning blind in my left eye!

yikes

Brings a hole new meaning to blind panichehe

my sight is 90% back now though.

968

9,618 posts

135 months

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rolex said:
Had it a couple of years now checked out by optician during eye test six months ago, nothink found. Its like a localised occasional headache behind that eye which is recently getting more pronounced, especially when i get stressed. Anyone have similar?
Very common to get pain around or behind the eye. It's actually very uncommon that it's the eye that's responsible for the pain. Commonly, tension headaches, cluster headaches and atypical migraines cause pain around and behind the eye. Optic neuritis is one thing that can cause pain, but it's very unlikely to be that if your vision is unaffected. If the optician has looked at you thoroughly, then I'd suggest that you see your GP and get them to look for other causes of the headache.

Mahatma Bag

18,286 posts

166 months

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Sounds like Bad Aids

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

96 months

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Mahatma Bag said:
Sounds like Bad Aids
What?
Like Visual Aids?

getmecoat

Edited by odyssey2200 on Sunday 20th April 00:40

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Pappa Lurve

3,827 posts

169 months

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Had the same thing, went to an opthalmologist and he suggested I go see a dentist for a trapped nerve! Solved the problem though.

pawsmcgraw

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Od2200, did you ever find out what caused you going blind.How long were you blind for?
I only ask as a side symptom from getting a blood clot i too had a retinal vein blockage causing me to go blind in one eye.I did alot of damage, although repairing but i have since had recouring symptoms.Only injections of low molecular heperin seems to make it go away.
Pain in the eye should be an emergency case, if you cut of the blood supply its like the brain, it only lasts a short time then its lights out for your vision,for good.

jimmyjimjim

3,524 posts

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Kerr Avon said:
Have you considered amputation?
Edited because, despite there only being 4 words, I still mispelt.

Edited by jimmyjimjim on Sunday 20th April 02:41

968

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pawsmcgraw said:
Od2200, did you ever find out what caused you going blind.How long were you blind for?
I only ask as a side symptom from getting a blood clot i too had a retinal vein blockage causing me to go blind in one eye.I did alot of damage, although repairing but i have since had recouring symptoms.Only injections of low molecular heperin seems to make it go away.
Pain in the eye should be an emergency case, if you cut of the blood supply its like the brain, it only lasts a short time then its lights out for your vision,for good.
No, he had optic neuritis, as discussed on another thread, which is inflammation of the optic nerve. It sounds like you had a retinal vascular occlusion, which are very common, and the major risk factors for, are 1) smoking 2) blood pressure 3) diabetes.

Low molecular weight heparin is a theoretical treatment for occlusions, but in practice, it almost never is used, because the occlusions often happen with few symptoms. If the occlusion lasts for more than 12 hours there is certainly no benefit in treating them with anything, but frankly, even if the occlusion lasts for less than 12 hours, the evidence for the use of heparin etc, is pretty weak, frankly.

In your situation, I suspect the heparin treatment is less to do with your occlusion than it is to do with preventing you from developing clots elsewhere in your body, ie in your brain, kidneys or heart, which might kill you.

pawsmcgraw

957 posts

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Thanks for the information 968.I wasn't aware of a previous topic about this, i must have missed it.I was curious as to his experience simply because i've not really spoken to many people about mine.As you can imagine, its a rather frightening experience loosing ones sight.Indeed i have a blood clot issue and the eye issues are probably related, i'm told.Most of my older family died of blood clot related problems,nine of eleven to be exact, all in their forties and one in their fifties.However, the sysmptoms come and go in my left eye and the heparin makes it clear up in between fifteen and one hundred minutes.I have been lucky in that firstly the blood clots have not killed me(yet)and that my eye still functions at the moment.
Sorry to hijack the thread, just searching for any information i can or people who have experienced similar issues.Thanks smile

dr.sickman

5,006 posts

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Hysterical blindness, as described by Elton and Bass.

Or maybe malingering.

Persistent somatoform pain disorder.

Munchausen's by proxy- youyr mum not trying to claim compo off Tetley tea bags or similar? I'd watch the old hag.

Schizophrenia; auto-enucleation is a risk- I'd get your mum to watch you back.



Edited by dr.sickman on Sunday 20th April 10:19

968

9,618 posts

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pawsmcgraw said:
Thanks for the information 968.I wasn't aware of a previous topic about this, i must have missed it.I was curious as to his experience simply because i've not really spoken to many people about mine.As you can imagine, its a rather frightening experience loosing ones sight.Indeed i have a blood clot issue and the eye issues are probably related, i'm told.Most of my older family died of blood clot related problems,nine of eleven to be exact, all in their forties and one in their fifties.However, the sysmptoms come and go in my left eye and the heparin makes it clear up in between fifteen and one hundred minutes.I have been lucky in that firstly the blood clots have not killed me(yet)and that my eye still functions at the moment.
Sorry to hijack the thread, just searching for any information i can or people who have experienced similar issues.Thanks smile
My feeling is that you have a type of thrombophilia, which means you have a predisposition to clot, more easily, and hence suffer with these issues more frequently and earlier than others. I suspect the heparin is to reduce clots, that cause amaurosis type problems, but moreso the risk of systemic occlusions. It's quite unusual to have this type of problem (thrombophilia).

Simpo Two

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Pappa Lurve said:
Had the same thing, went to an opthalmologist and he suggested I go see a dentist for a trapped nerve! Solved the problem though.
IIRC some of the dental nerves go up a remarkably long way. I like the little holes in the cheekbones where Mother Nature realised she'd done the wiring on the wrong side and thought 'Shall I do the whole lot again or just drill a hole? bks, I'll drill a hole' nuts

968

9,618 posts

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dr.sickman said:
Hysterical blindness, as described by Elton and Bass.

Or maybe malingering.

Persistent somatoform pain disorder.

Munchausen's by proxy- youyr mum not trying to claim compo off Tetley tea bags or similar? I'd watch the old hag.

Scizophrenia; auto-enucleation is a risk- I'd get your mum to watch you back.
I don't think he described loss of vision, in his symptoms, rather pain around and behind the eye.

Muntu

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jimmyjimjim said:
Edited because, despite there only being 4 words, I still mispelt.
mis-spelt ?

dr.sickman

5,006 posts

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968 said:
I don't think he described loss of vision, in his symptoms, rather pain around and behind the eye.
NOO! Someone kill me.

968

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dr.sickman said:
968 said:
I don't think he described loss of vision, in his symptoms, rather pain around and behind the eye.
NOO! Someone kill me.
I'm sure there are tablets for that, or perhaps an injection.....

absolutely

3,168 posts

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Hi Rolex, I read this topic last night and it has got me really worried about your condition.
4 weeks ago I had very similar conditions to yours. I spoke to my GP and he said go and see the optician, I got seen that morning at Spec Savers. The optician was very worried because he noticed pressure on my optic discs and booked me into see an opthalmologist the next day. I saw him and he told me I had high intra-cranial pressure, I got worried because he was talking about lumber punctures and drilling my head to relieve the pressure, just to make sure he booked me in another local hospital the next day for a CT scan. I had that and they admitted me into the ward that day, something is really wrong, I thought. I knew the consultant, I went to school with his daughters, anyway he took my parents away and told them what was wrong(Dad is a doc too) then he came through to tell me, they had looked at the CT scan and I was found to have a brain tumour. They kept me in until 9pm doing tests checking my testicles and x-rayed my chest for obvious secondaries (ie cancers else where) nothing was seen so I was discharged and was told I'd have to be at a specialist neurology unit hospital on the monday in another city. I met the surgeon and lots of other doctors and nurses, the surgeon wanted to do a biopsy of the tumour and take it out "later on." They wanted me to have an MRI scan before I slept on the monday night. After my parents, my fiancee and I were taken into the office to see the MRI scan on the doctor's computer, it was interesting, saw the tumour and Dad told me that the pressure was so great on the right side of my brain was smooth, not like it should be, which worried me. I was told it was on my right frontal lobe, apparently my personality and other things could change. I said goodbye to my family and that was it, I knew was going in for surgery some time on tuesday, later on. I had a seizure in the morning, hit my head on the side of the bed or table, luckily the nurse was shouted on by the guy across from me on the ward, it took 4 of them to lift me back on the bed. The surgeon came in later and said we'll go for the full removal and I said great! My family came back and saw I was very badly bruised from "eating bed" around my eye and teeth were almost in agony. Anyway, they took me to theatre late afternoon/evening and removed it. I was given special socks to stop me from getting DVTs in my legs and when I woke up from the anaesthetic I was talking normally and not confused at all, the even gave me a morphine clicker, it was great!
The surgeon came in the next day and she said it was a great success and she was pleased with my progress. I said I want to drive, get back driving because the consultant that I saw 1st said that I should "not drive for the time being" I was gutted. The surgeon said it was up to her and the DVLA and she said I can't drive for at least 6 months since the last seizure! I was given lots of drugs by the nurses.

Sorry I'll finish this later! Need food!

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

96 months

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absolutely said:
Hi Rolex, I read this topic last night and it has got me really worried about your condition.
4 weeks ago I had very similar conditions to yours. I spoke to my GP and he said go and see the optician, I got seen that morning at Spec Savers. The optician was very worried because he noticed pressure on my optic discs and booked me into see an opthalmologist the next day. I saw him and he told me I had high intra-cranial pressure, I got worried because he was talking about lumber punctures and drilling my head to relieve the pressure, just to make sure he booked me in another local hospital the next day for a CT scan. I had that and they admitted me into the ward that day, something is really wrong, I thought. I knew the consultant, I went to school with his daughters, anyway he took my parents away and told them what was wrong(Dad is a doc too) then he came through to tell me, they had looked at the CT scan and I was found to have a brain tumour. They kept me in until 9pm doing tests checking my testicles and x-rayed my chest for obvious secondaries (ie cancers else where) nothing was seen so I was discharged and was told I'd have to be at a specialist neurology unit hospital on the monday in another city. I met the surgeon and lots of other doctors and nurses, the surgeon wanted to do a biopsy of the tumour and take it out "later on." They wanted me to have an MRI scan before I slept on the monday night. After my parents, my fiancee and I were taken into the office to see the MRI scan on the doctor's computer, it was interesting, saw the tumour and Dad told me that the pressure was so great on the right side of my brain was smooth, not like it should be, which worried me. I was told it was on my right frontal lobe, apparently my personality and other things could change. I said goodbye to my family and that was it, I knew was going in for surgery some time on tuesday, later on. I had a seizure in the morning, hit my head on the side of the bed or table, luckily the nurse was shouted on by the guy across from me on the ward, it took 4 of them to lift me back on the bed. The surgeon came in later and said we'll go for the full removal and I said great! My family came back and saw I was very badly bruised from "eating bed" around my eye and teeth were almost in agony. Anyway, they took me to theatre late afternoon/evening and removed it. I was given special socks to stop me from getting DVTs in my legs and when I woke up from the anaesthetic I was talking normally and not confused at all, the even gave me a morphine clicker, it was great!
The surgeon came in the next day and she said it was a great success and she was pleased with my progress. I said I want to drive, get back driving because the consultant that I saw 1st said that I should "not drive for the time being" I was gutted. The surgeon said it was up to her and the DVLA and she said I can't drive for at least 6 months since the last seizure! I was given lots of drugs by the nurses.

Sorry I'll finish this later! Need food!
Feck!

Glad you are OK!!

I have to see the opthomologist tomorrow and have an MRI brain scan in Thursday!
(time for clean socks!)

audidoody

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eek

Update please. Are you OK?
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