ok, im kinda going to be all over with this question, since my friend dont listen to drs too well, im having to kinda read between the lines.my friend has noticed blurred/double vision after going to an appt for an eye exam. she recieved her new contacts and just thought the prescription was wrong. she went back a couple times with no help, they told her to close one eye and refocus until the vision returned to normal!! she finally went to her physician and they set her an apt for a brain scan shot her up with the die etc. they told her they found a "mass" behind her eyes, so now she is waiting for an apt at a major hospital for a cat scan.she went to that now they are setting up an apt for a biopsy. they told her it could be her thyroid? and if it is it will get worse before better? hes doing the scan to see if the mass is growing on the bone or not? the mass is quite big in size and has grown since the first scan. its starting to push her left eye down, the doc says its because the mass is getting bigger. i can remember months ago she got out of bed and couldnt walk when she got up. all movement came back about 30 min later. at one point she had alot of head aches. at another point there was alot of queezyness.she is in more pain now and her vision is getting worse.i think the dr is giving her false hope that its just her thyroid! i thought your thyroid is in your neck? am i over reacting or is she underreacting?any suggestions on what it could be or the next steps to take would be great as she is just waiting now for an appt to become available. thanks
If her symptoms are changing, I would recommend that she try to schedule an appointment for these tests as soon as possible and also seek the care of a neuro-ophthalmologist, eyeMD and neurologist. These types of doctors will be able to assist her.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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