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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sudden Blur (Right Eye)

A small update - I had a sudden vision change today and these are always supposed to be reported. I was at a meeting which included a power point presentation. My vision is usually excellent but I was having trouble reading the words and numbers on the screen. I tracked down the problem by performing the most basic test I do all the time: close one eye and then close the other eye.

When I closed my left eye the vision in my right eye was completely blurry. This is a sudden change because there is never any difference of clarity between my eyes. I confirmed it over and over, looking in different directions.

I sneaked (snuck?) out of the meeting and drove straight to the neuroscience wing which was just a few blocks away. I didn't even have a chance to call, and within five minutes of reporting my sudden symptoms to the receptionist I was inside being interviewed by my neuro-ophthalmologist's nurse.

I am not in any pain and I can't think of anything that precludes me from doing anything normal. Unless I want to become a professional eye chart reader I'll be okay, and my career as a pilot has been over since I started taking medication for seizures, extreme hypertension and exploding head syndrome. I am on the couch right now reading and waiting for a phone call (perhaps with instructions) from the neuro-ophthalmologist. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

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