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I do have retinal issues due me having bad eyes but today i was pushing myself on the bike and had flickering spot in corner of eye. Stroke?

I do have retinal issues due me having bad eyes but today i was pushing myself on the bike and had flickering spot in corner of eye. Stroke?

Do not Strain !: You need to go see an ophthalmologist. Floaters and flickering spot with strain could be a sign of vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment. Go to ophthalmologist asap. This is most likely not stroke. ...Read more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Husband had eye stroke had dopplar & mta dopplar showed blood flow no blockage mta showed severe stenosis carotid artery how does this happen next cta?

Husband had eye stroke had dopplar & mta dopplar showed blood flow no blockage mta showed severe stenosis carotid artery how does this happen next cta?

Carotid stenosis: If severe, greater than 60%, then you should consider a potential entarterectomy or even stunting to prevent additional stroke events. Some evidence to suggest also, potential benefit of anti-platelet medication such as Aggrenox and a statin. Discuss with a stroke neurologist, and a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Right side neck pain & feeling like something in right eye.Lasted 30 sec.Then ache @ base of head-neck w/ feeling of something in eye.Anxiety?Stroke?

Right side neck pain & feeling like something in right eye.Lasted 30 sec.Then ache @ base of head-neck w/ feeling of something in eye.Anxiety?Stroke?

Not stroke.: The right neck pain could be caused by tension . At your age, i think stroke would be unlikely however, to alleviate your concern, consult your pcp to rule out other medical problems that could cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the eye have a stroke? If so, what can happen to the vision?

Can the eye have a stroke?  If so, what can happen to the vision?

Yes: Such an event is the result of a retinal artery occlusion and the result is loss of vision in the effected eye. As in a brain stroke, time is of the essence as far as initiation of treatment is concerned. Even with early treatment, only 20-30% of cases will retain useful vision in the eye. ...Read more

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Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Wavy eye vision sign of stroke?

Not usually: Most commonly, visual events as described may be noted with migraine, vitreous or retinal detachments, syncopal episodes, and low blood pressure, but maybe, one could consider a transient ischemic attack if other answers seem implausible. ...Read more

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I've lost vision in my right eye due to a stroke, are monoculars ideal for me?

I've lost vision in my right eye due to a stroke, are monoculars ideal for me?

Not sure what u mean: I am not sure what you mean when you say "monoculars". I assume you mean single glass lenses instead of bifocals. If that's what you mean, then there is no answer to your question. The answer is "whatever makes you more comfortable and happy". Some monocular patients love bifocals, and some don't. It's a personal preference only you can answer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

What are the side effects of laser eye operations for ophthalmic strokes?

Depends: Lots of assumptions here. Assuming you are referring to either a artery or vein occlusion of the retina ("ophthalmic stroke"), laser is sometimes done to the retina to prevent further damage. Common side effects are minimal pain during the procedure and loss of vision wherever the laser procedure is done. Vision is already likely gone from the area if laser is being considered. ...Read more

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Mri of my eye after optic nerve stroke- focal thickening is slightly t1 hyperintense. What does that mean?

Mri of my eye after optic nerve stroke- focal thickening is slightly t1 hyperintense. What does that mean?

MRI : I would be concerned that this was resultant from either ischemia from carotid stenosis embolism or also possible...Optic neuritis... I was seen an eye doctor for a dilated exam to distinguish. ...Read more

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My whole left side of body from face to toes went numb and could only see out one eye. Was this a stroke? Now have horrible headache.

Unlikely stroke: Instead, would bet that you suffer from classical migraine and you just experienced your first whopper of an aura. However, contact your doctor and get examined, as I am not privy to your history, exam findings or other issues; and you may well need more extensive interventions and treatments. ...Read more

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