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HELP EMERGENCY- sudden distortion/ cross- eyed vision
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HELP EMERGENCY- sudden distortion/ cross- eyed vision

A few minutes ago  at the dinner table my father (57yrs ) out of nowhere started getting distorted vision and he described as if he was seeing cross-eyed, this has lasted for about 15 minutes he is now in bed but his pressure is high he has had high pressure for years now though...  Is there anything i should do immediately??   Im extremely worried im in a foreign country right now and and medical help is no where near for atleast 30 minutes.

Can anyone advice me as to what i should do ?
Any home made remedies ??


This discussion is related to Sudden Cross-eyed Vision NOT double vision.
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If your father shows signs of a stroke, slurred speech, trouble moving arms or legs, abnormal behavior or has other severe changes he needs to go to hospital as soon as possible.

If he has hypertension, smokes, is obese, eats poorly, doesn't exercise, has diabetes, high cholesterol or other major health problems the most likely cause assuming his symptoms clear and he's back to normal is a TIA which is a transient ischemic attack. That means due to diseases of the heart, brain, blood vessels or eye he did not get enough blood. TIAs stop just short of a stroke but there is a high incidence of strokes in people that have TIA.  

Assuming you have long distance phone service I would call his physicians office tomorrow during office hours (factor in your time difference).

JCH MD
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