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I am wanting to find out what kind of visual deficits stroke survivors are experiencing. How are your visual problems being addressed, if at all? Thanks in advance for your help!
Matthew1, August 6, 2019 3:36pm EST
Hi, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with eye issues. I can relate. I’ve had major eye issues since my stroke. I strongly advise you see a neuro ophthalmologist. They are well versed in eye issues involving brain damage. They can give you an indication if/how you can improve your sight. Good luck. Stay tough.
Vidda, September 8, 2019 12:10pm EST
Hi my husband sees 2 of everything he had bleed due to a malfunctioning vessel that ruptured. He thinks it’s meds he is taking . Any help or suggestions for us.
itsonjohn, November 11, 2019 12:50pm EST
Interesting. 6 weeks ago, I had a stroke and it has left me without peripheral vision on my left side, but no other symptoms. Since then, I have been doing the round of doctor referrals but am getting concerned that I may not be getting the correct advice or treatment.
Mathew, I haven't even heard of a Neuro Opthamologist, until now. Because it was an ischemic stroke, I was told, by the doctors in New Zealand, where I had the stroke, to see my primary care doctor; which I did, and my cardiologist; to persue the cause of the blockage. Primary care doctor seemed to think a neurologist was redundant as any healing would just take time. The cardiologist found a stenosis of the left vertebral artery and referred me to a vascular surgeon; also doing a TEE to inspect a possible heart irregularity.
At this point, I am really unsure of what the appropriate treatment steps are but, until the TEE and Vascular examinations are done, I an going to put these other "specialists" on ice as they appear to each be focused on their narrow area and, in some cases, not concurrent.