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What's caused DH to lose some vision in his eye?

(43 Posts)
Dowser Sun 03-Jan-16 23:14:39

Just a normal day. DH gets up, starts making breakfast. Comes back I to the room saying the vision in his right eye has gone funny. He couldn't see his right hand when he stretched it out in front of him.

We whisked him to hospital and he had a ct scan and an eye exam and they haven't been able to determine what's caused it. The doctor didn't see any signs of a tumour or a bleed in the brain.

His speech was not slurred and his limbs were ok.

So, they've kept him in and will give him an MRI tomorrow.

Up to me leaving at 8 pm he hadn't got his vision back. He's just texted now to say he thinks it's a bit better.

I'm so worried.

PenelopePitstops Sun 03-Jan-16 23:15:47

No idea but flowers

helensburgh Sun 03-Jan-16 23:17:20

Could be an ocular migraine can last a number of hours.
Hope he's ok

Meht Sun 03-Jan-16 23:17:22

I was going to say Stroke, Diabetes?
Hope all will be ok.

PhilPhilConnors Sun 03-Jan-16 23:17:32

Ds1 loses peripheral vision when he has a migraine, and doesn't have any pain, just the vision loss.

It could be something like this, but it's good that he's having a MRI tomorrow so that anything worrying can be ruled out.
Hope everything's ok thanks

Bunbaker Sun 03-Jan-16 23:18:18

DD had a problem with the vision on one eye. It turned out to be the herpes virus in the back of the eye. The problem is that the eye specialists won't be at the hospital over the weekend so they will have a look tomorrow. DD's problem was dealt with quickly by using an anti viral cream for her eye.

I hope it is something as easily treatable as that. I know you must be very worried, but it sounds like your husband is in good hands.

Cirsium Sun 03-Jan-16 23:18:42

A friend temporarily lost most of her peripheral vision and and it was diagnosed as a migraine. Has never happened to her again as far as i know.

CoteDAzur Sun 03-Jan-16 23:19:39

I don't want to alarm you but a friend's MS started with her losing vision in one eye. I think it's called optic neuritis.

Dowser Sun 03-Jan-16 23:28:00

DH doesn't suffer from migraines and he's not diabetic.

I do like the idea of an infection in this ocular nerve. He said he thought he had a cold coming on and suffers with sinusitis.

Fingers crossed that's all it is.

Thanks for the flowers.

ijustwannadance Sun 03-Jan-16 23:35:50

Occular migraines don't usually involve pain like normal migraines. Mine only ever effect right eye and usually triggered by low blood sugar, sinus infections or just tiredness.

azimazi Sun 03-Jan-16 23:39:58

i've had visual disturbance when very stressed, is there any chance of that?

Mine was blurry vision due to raised cortisol levels and extreme stress. I thought I was going blind and it was very distressing but I was ok.

I also heard about some syndrome or other where people hallucinate visually on occasion, I can't recall what it is though.

Hope he is ok flowers

MustBeThin Sun 03-Jan-16 23:59:53

My mum lost some vision in her eye and it turned out she had a detached retina. Did he see a proper eye doc? Can't remember the name, begins with an 'O' when she went to A&E and the retina problem wasn't spotted with eye exam and they told her to come back the next day to see the specialist, apparently they don't work at weekends which is when it happened. The specialist spotted it straight away and she had to have it operated on immediately.

HooseRice Mon 04-Jan-16 00:03:07

I have quite poor vision in my left eye only if I'm hungover, very tired or dehydrated.

Millionairerow Mon 04-Jan-16 00:04:15

Could be venous occlusion. My DH had an arterial clot in his eye and lost most of his vision in that eye but DH said IT was preceded by fireworks in his eye which meant his rods and cones died. He's adjusting and is on medication to reduce clots generally. As he has vision that's good.news. He's in the right place

Dowser Mon 04-Jan-16 00:24:28

I think he saw a proper eye doc but I'm tempted to take him to the next city where there is a stand alone eye hospital

Your stories have given me hope. He gets really bad sinusitis. Letss hope it's infection.

No, he's not stressed....I was over it.

I'll update you tomorrow . Thank you.

Quodlibet Mon 04-Jan-16 00:44:34

I was going to say detached retina. They can just detach for no real reason.

NancyDroop Mon 04-Jan-16 00:48:59

I had sudden blurry vision once. It was strange - a blood vessel had started expanding on the pigmented layer behing the retina. It stayed blurry for months but just faded away and was ok in the end.

The docs said it was not a cause for concern in itself but could hapoen in short sighted people like me.

Is your DH short sighted?

flowers OP

Dowser Mon 04-Jan-16 09:23:36

Of gosh! I'm not sure if he's short sighted or not. He does wear glasses.

He went to hospital without them so I left him my spare pair of readers so he can see his phone.

He's just texted to say his sight is improving but not quite right yet.

kissmelittleass Mon 04-Jan-16 10:07:39

This happened to my dad and after several tests he was found to have type 2 diabetes, have they tested for this Dowser?

Dowser Mon 04-Jan-16 12:45:15

I think so.

He's just texted to say he's had MRI, it was a stroke.

My son collecting him from hospital so will know more later.

Not the worst case scenario but one I was hoping it wasn't going to be.

PhilPhilConnors Mon 04-Jan-16 13:16:44

I'm sorry to hear this. Hope he has a speedy recovery thanks

Millionairerow Mon 04-Jan-16 13:22:35

Great you know the cause- they'll have him on clot busting drugs in no time and moving forward. Im sure he'll make a speedy recovery. M

Dowser Mon 04-Jan-16 16:57:17

He's hOme now, tired and been given clodiprogel. It appears he's had a stroke previously.

Wish I'd been there to talk to the consultant. I have no idea why it happened. I don't want to nag at him.

He's not very good at asking questions

crabb Tue 05-Jan-16 00:12:21

Oh, how frustrating. (The not asking questions thing). This all must be worrying for you. What follow up will he have?

Dowser Tue 05-Jan-16 10:05:36

Not sure. He has a review but I'm not sure when that is.

He was so tired yesterday after only 4 hours sleep and most of the day at hospital I've been fairly gentle with him.

He's still sleeping now at 10 am and we've been in bed since at 11-30 pm.

Gave him a hug in bed before we settled to sleep and my hand brushed one of those pieces of plastic that hold the ECG in place. Well I must be so overwrought I freaked out. Then I started to laugh when I realised my stupidity, then I started to cry big heaving sobs. I push such a lot down and I think the dam burst.

I remember thinking that he needs to let go of his feelings because he's being very stoical. He's having difficulty seeing, reading and he cannot drive. All are having a huge impact on his life right now.

Anyway. Going to make him a cup of tea.

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