A member asked:

Does a clear ophthalmic exam rule out temporal arteritis or aneurysm as cause of visual problems/other unilateral symptoms? the doctor said "sounds vascular" afterward but didn't elaborate. very worried.

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Craig Carter answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

No: Temporal arteritis is a diagnosis proven or disproven by a temporal artery biopsy. Other tests or labs may point toward it, but a biopsy is definitive. Treatment is long term high dose steroids. You need a ct, mri, or angiogram to identify an aneurysm. Talk with your doctor about a neurologist consultation.

Answered 1/2/2015


Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour answered

Specializes in Critical Care

No: Temporal arthritis not ruled out by eye exam. Need blood work and possibly mri.

Answered 1/11/2014



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