Partial Loss of Vision with Stroke

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My husband has to have an MRI as the neuro-opthamologist suspects a stroke affecting the rear of his brain that has caused him to lose vision in the lower right quadrant, both eyes.  He did the field of vision test and all.  Trouble is he now can't read well, drive, has many related issues. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, did the vision improve over time?  The doctor would not give us any answers until after the MRI and of course, we are both very anxious.  Thank you.

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    I had a TIA last December and one of the nasty and lasting effects was a loss of  and blurred vision which made reading impossible. However, after a couple of months I noticed an improvement and I am pleased to say that after 6 months I had a routine eye test with the optician and all was back to normal ( in fact there was a slight improvement in my field of vision!). So my own experience is that with patience, medication and calmness, all will be ok.

    Anxiety can make it worse so relax and try not to worry!

    Let me know how it goes.

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    Hi there i had an occipital stroke on the 31st of january this year it occured in the lower right occipital lobe as the mri showed a large stroke i lost all Peripheral vision to the left ie the right eye everything to the left and the left eye everything to the left caused by the stroke hitting the right side of the brain i couldnt drive or read and was heart broken at only 49 but i am pleased to say can read and drive now driving still a little weird as my Peripheral vision can still be blurry but i manage and thank god i can read so hang in there my lovely and remember everyones stroke is different i was told i wouldnt get my Peripheral vision back poop what do they know lol its back and im still here and reading reading reading like mad as only when something like this happens you realise how much we take for granted sight etc so everything crossed for you both xxxx
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    Hi, I had a full blown Stroke in my Visual Cortex on the 2nd July this year, it was miss diagnosed at first as just a migraine and was very scary, I can understand both of your anxiety. When it was finally diagnosed via an MRI scan I was a month down the line! I reaserched it on the internet using my perifferal vision as my blind patch was central and the upper quarter, it was also identical in both eyes. Anyway one of the things I found is that it is possible for the brain to re-wire some what with this kind of stroke, but you do have to work at it and force your brain to work hard! I have spent lots of hours on my iPad playing games (not very well but that did not bother me it was the getting my brain working I was after) anyway to cut a long story short I have now got most of my vision back and I'm just left with a patch which I would best describe looks to me like I have stared at a light bulb for to long. The Opthelmic specialist could not find any problem with my eyes or vision the other week when I saw him at the hospital and I have passed the eye tests that the DVLA require for me to drive. So please do not give up hope or trying to get some vision back and I hope your husband gets some vision back with time. I'm currently under a Cardiac specialist as well now as they have said that a stroke in the visual Cortex nearly always comes from the heart. I hope this is of some help to you both and that you do not feel totally alone now like I did until I found this group. 
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      Mine was the same Helen in that they thought i was having a bad migraine until i kept on and on and had a ct scan its so scarry isnt it ive found 2 really good groups on facebook different strokes and stroke talk for facebook been so helpful xxxx
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      Oh I will have a look at those 2 groups thanks for the heads up. The worst bit was the 6 hour wait in A&E and been told that it was just a migraine when I have been a migraine sufferer all my life and knew it was nothing like anything I had ever had before :-( it looks like I might have to have a pacemaker fitted yet as there is a problem with my heart rate which is what they think caused it :-( 
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    I know a site that might be able to help but they cannot give medical advice but there is a woman who has mentioned this  The site is Behind the Gray hope you can get help there, Good luck

    Win

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