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Thread #125672   Message #2784696
Posted By: Bat Goddess
09-Dec-09 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon: One Thing After Another
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon: One Thing After Another
The more I think about this (and the more I find out) no way can it actually BE "central retinal artery occlusion left eye". Today he see just fine. This is an occasional blur usually occasioned by a bright light or reflection -- and then it GOES AWAY. The blindness or partial blindness caused by a retinal artery occlusion doesn't go away.

The doc's assistant (nurse? PA? receptionist?!?) wrote that on a Post-It note for Tom when he asked what he should tell his wife (me).

Last week when I asked the doctor I work with (optometrist, not ophthalmologist), she recommended he see an ophthalmologist, but the blur could be caused by meds, stress, or fatigue. Somehow this sounds way more likely -- Tom takes plenty of meds for his heart condition, is under even more stress because of the vocal cord cancer and (are we surprised?) hasn't been sleeping well lately.

Tomorrow he has a corotid artery scan of some sort (variety of echo cardiogram, I think). Maybe he can get some answers.

His throat surgery is still scheduled for next week. Oh, and I'll be getting scoped while we're in Boston, too.