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sudden painless loss of vision

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  • Posted By: thatgirl
  • May 16, 2009
  • 10:12 AM

hello, my name is angela and i am 42 years old, when i was 38 i was diagnosed with cataracts, within 6 months i had 2%, really, of my vision and was given lens implants in both eyes. The surgeon was shocked at how young i was and how rapidly the decrease in my vision was, so was i incidentally. Since then i have experienced every few months sudden partial loss of vision in one eye, but it would be back to normal in an hour or so. Yesterday, driving to work i experienced a sudden total loss of vision in my right eye. I work next to the optometrist, so went straight in, and got an emergency appointment with the specialist. The loss of vision lasted 4 hours, and came back as suddenly as it went. So, by the time i saw the specialist, i could see again. He tells me that i have "some sort of virus i was probably born with, that was most likely the cause of the cataracts in the first place", he has prescribed steroid drops to the eye, and more surgery in 3 weeks to laser off the damaged tissue...
this all seems a bit sketchy quite honestly, what virus?? and was i born with it, is is hereditary?? will my kids get it?? will it come back again?? will i be blind??

does anyone have any ideas as to what could be going on, because as much as i respect my specialist, i'm fairly positive he has no idea, and removing the scar tissue doesn't fix the cause.

thank you

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  • Siorry to hear about your problems with your vision. I don't know what's causing it but here's an article that may able you to trace your symptoms: http://www.oralchelation.com/faq/coumadin5.htm\ Good luck! Tammy
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