In July 2007, I experienced extreme double vision and sixth nerve eye palsy- caused by a cavernous arterial aneurysm. I was in initially scheduled for a stint repair; however as the aneurysm was so large (about the size of the eye) the neurologist could not utilize this procedure- rather used the Coilization procedure. The surgery was performed on 29 October 2007, and relieved the eye nerve palsy- as well as double vision in both eyes. However, for the last 4 months, I have begun experiencing vision problems in my right eye.
The blurriness only affects the inside view of vision in my right eye, meaning the peripheral vision in this eye is clearer. This symptom appears to be worsening, and my headaches are also growing in intensity. Is this symptom typical for this type of aneurysm? Will I eventually loose my sight in one or both of my eyes? Is there any treatment to prevent worsening of this condition? I have had the follow up Arterial grams - the coil is still in place, I have also been to the ophthalmologist and there is no evidence of damage to the eye or the optic nerve.
Additionally, at the time of the aneurysm, I went to three different hospitals before getting a correct diagnosis-then only after I demanded more than just pain medication. My headache was so bad that my hair hurt. At one hospital I was told, by one of the ER nurses, that there was nothing wrong with me- and that he even doubted my vision complaint. Now doing research, I see these symptoms are typical of this type of aneurysm. I do not understand why if so many people are having the same symptoms and these symptoms relate to this form of aneurysms- that the doctors and staff are not automatically checking for this life threatening condition.