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Blindness Permanent Temporal Artiritis
Would someone with temporal arteritis go blind very fast if left untreated? Or could someone have it for a long time untreated & not go blind?
TA: Blindness due to temporal arteritis comes from occlusion of the artery that supplies blood flow to the eye. Occlusion happens suddenly - sight one minute and blind the next. Not everyone with TA becomes blind but that is the major risk of the disease and the reason that we treat aggressively and early. ...Read more
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
I am a 40 yr old blind man, i just got diagnosed with arthritis on my lower back, would that be a reason why i get so tired with no strength everyday?
Pain meds: I have had some pain meds cause fatigue for my patients. When they stop the meds or switch to another one the fatigue resolves. ...Read more
Hemi-field loss: Is usually due to a pathology posterior (behind) to the eye itself. A lesion or area of pathology will usually be located from the area of the pituitary gland (approx. just forward of central brain) where the optic nerves cross to anywhere along the optic radiation ending at the occipital lobe (portion of the brain at the lower back of the skull). An MRI or CT can usually identify the cause. ...Read more
What would cause blind spots in my visual field and tingling feeling under the skin in my left temporal area? sometimes its accompanied by headache.
Go get seen!: Any blind spots must be treated asap! the list of posdibilities can be long. Neurologic problems like stroke, ms, migraine. Autoimmune disease like vasculitis or temporal arteritis. Either way, waiting even a day can jeopardize your vision or life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my mother live alone? She has temporal arteritis; she is now blind in one eye; she is insulin diabetic; she has inflamatory bowl disease
It's : It's really not possible to say for sure without knowing your mother's overall performance status. There are people with the conditions you've described who would do well on their own , but there are others who would be overwhelmed by any one of them. I guess my biggest concern would be whether she can see well enough to check her blood sugar and give herself insulin. If she's getting steroids for the arteritis, her blood sugar will be very high and difficult to manage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have temporal arteritis doctor said I should only worry about headaches on side of my temple. Headaches else where shouldn't worry me but they do I am unsure about when to increase steroids fear of blindness.?
Biopsy?: Depending on how long you've been on steriods you may want to consider a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. The longer you've been treated the more likely you are to have a less helpful - false negative - result. Your doctor may also follow some blood work (ESR) to see how you are responding to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'm 37 f. Suffering pain, tingles & weakness in hands, dropping things, night time blindness in r eye, hearing loss&tiredness, could it be arthritis?
Complicated: Your presentation is very complicated and will likely need a number of specialists to figure out. There are a few rare disorders linking loss of vision with hearing loss that are in the 'arthritis' family. Consider consulting with ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and rheumatology to find the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx dysautonomia, old lacunar infarct on right basal ganglia&medial left temporal lobe found what symptoms can this cause(having peripheral vision loss, memory&concentration probs)&can diagnosis cause this finding?
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
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