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sudden sight change

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  • Posted By: anita morgan
  • November 7, 2008
  • 08:11 PM

My 12 year old daughter woke up monday with severely blurred vision, in one eye. Previously she had 20/20 vision. Thinking she just had a severe headache since she had gone to bed with a headache I gave her tylenol and an antihestime.

She did not improve. I took her yesterday to the eye doctor, and he said she had a twitch in the lens of the eye that was uncontrollably shooting off preventing her from focusing. He perscribed glasses, but then decided to d a perphial vision test. She didn't do well so he had her into a opthomologist in an hour. After a battery of tests there response was it's emotional. They did schedule a VEF for next wednesday but the doctor stated that he felt it might be part of an on going gynecological problem she had. In otherwords she was hysterical.

My daughter is scared, she is bright and she didn't understand what the doctor was saying. I'm terrified i've never seen someone who had a sudden vision change who was young. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • I'm not convinced. Call your pediatrician. She may need to see a neurologist.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 08:19 PM
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