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Why my left eye suddenly lost half of its vision
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Why my left eye suddenly lost half of its vision

Last sunday within seconds my eye lost vision in the upper half. It was like a shade or curtain came half way down.  So i went to the emergency room at a hospital and saw a optamologist and he told me i have branched retinal artery occlusion. The only test he did was dilate my eyes with drops and looked in my left eye with a light.  He told me to take a aspirin a day and he prescribed eye drops  He did no further tests. Has anyone else out there had this happen to them  I am 50 yrs old and everything I read about this says it is more common in 70 to 80 yr olds. He said within 90 days i will know if my vision will come back or not.  I need to talk to someone who has had the same thing happen to them. If you can please help.
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You need to be followed by an Eye MD to look for complications and be sure it resolves.

You need to see a GP or Internist for a complet physicical.  Things that need to be excluded: High blood pressure, diabetes, thick/easily clotted blood, heart trobules, glaucoma, smoking, obesity.

JCH MD
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