My mother is 71, she suddenly lost vision in her right eye; she was taken to emergency and was told she had a blood clot. Looking at her, there is no physical evidence that anything is wrong. She is scheduled to see specialists, but appointments are not easy to have in our health care system.
Can anything be done to remove or dissolve the blood clot ?? will she ever regain her sight ??
Your mother may have had a stroke in her eye caused by breakage of a plaque that caused a clot in her artery or vein. Although she looks healthy, it is extremely important that she get checked as she may have uncontrolled high blood pressure or atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat which may require treatment or other medical conditions. Having her evaluated for these is important as well as seeing an eyeMD to determine the type of clot she has had. She may be at risk for additional strokes and thus, she should be evaluated.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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