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emergency room doc stumped passes the buc

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2010
  • 01:36 AM

driving to work yesterday morning my wife called me complaining of sudden vision problems in left eye , along with numbness in cheek below left eye. when she looked at traffic light colors had extra ring around them. also had onset of headache about a 5 0n scale 0-10.headache unlike previous rare migranes 3-5 years prior.also left eye felt like wanting to pull towards right (crosseyed) state.she drove to work . i met her there called our doctor and he said take her to emergency room.at the hospital they initially thought stroke . they took blood test .urine test, MRI , CAT SCAN, then 5 hours later came back with all resuts seemed normal. her symptoms continued doctor reffered her to eye specialist didn.t admit her. we went there and got in fairly quick doctor ran full battery of eye tests including dialating pupils all came back negative except her glasses perscription had changed.today she awoke no headache vision problems persisted went and got new perscription for glasses and she still is having vision problems 32 hours later same as yesterday.headache a 1 now behind left eye. also found out today insurance does not cover testing only surgery.*****d off and frustrated not sure what to do next.(me not patient) patient 52 years old female,5 ft. 2 inches medium build.non-smoker, 1-2 glasses wine daily, had uterus removed 5 years prior. currently taking prilosec.various vitamins(fish-oil,multi-vitamin ,tumeric,calcium ,red yeast rice,probiotic,vitamin d) exercises 3-4 days a week hiking.

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  • I hope you have a diagnosis by now. but here are some possibilities.Temporal arterititis, MS, Grave's disease, Ophthalmic embolus, Lacunar infarct, Orbital cellutlitis, 6th cranial nerve palsy secondary to compressionPS: It is not passing the buck, it is good patient care. Any acute loss of vision is considered extremely urgent, meaning if the doc cannot diagnose it fast, they better be calling in more heads.
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