Yesterday the weirdest thing I had ever experienced happened to me and gave me quite a scare! I'm curious as to whether anyone has had anything happen like this before? It started with me throwing up, then a migraine, then losing some of my vision, not being able to form sentences or speak properly, not being able to read or make sense of my texts, lost a little bit of my memory and then my right arm and mouth went numb. Everyone was sure I was having a stroke. It was definitely debilitating losing my speech and not knowing what was going on. The drs were afraid it could be a bleeding brain aneurysm but the CT scan showed normal (thank goodness) at which point they concluded my symptoms didn't last long enough to be a stroke and were due to a very severe migraine. Which I have just been trying to sleep off and still have yet to completely get rid of. I'm curious to hear similar experiences and what has helped and how you have found what triggered these intense migraines. I posted some of the video next to this one of what it was like when I couldn't quite speak.
DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: A COMMON CAUSE FOR BLINDNESS IN ADULTS
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease and is one of the main causes of blindness in adults.
Dr Manoharan Shunmugam, Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon from Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur explained that it is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. “In some people, blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina.
“Over time, diabetic retinopathy can get worse and cause vision loss. It usually affects both eyes but may be asymmetrical. Blood vessels damaged from diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss in two ways:
Fragile, abnormal blood vessels can develop (this is called proliferative retinopathy) and leak blood into the retina. At first, there may only be a few specks of blood, or spots, “floating” in your vision.
Hemorrhage (bleeding) tends to happen more than once, often during sleep. Sometimes, without treatment, the spots clear. However, bleeding can recur and cause severely blurred vision. If left untreated, proliferative retinopathy can cause severe vision loss and even blindness.
Proliferative retinopathy if not treated on time can lead to serious conditions such as (tractional) retinal detachments whereby abnormal blood vessels start pulling the retina off resulting in permanent vision loss.
Fluid can leak into the center of the macula, the part of the eye where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs. The fluid makes the macula swell and blurring of vision. This condition is called macular oedema. It can occur at any stage of diabetic retinopathy, although it is more likely to occur as the disease progresses. Half of the people with proliferative retinopathy also have macular edema.
How do you detect diabetic retinopathy?
Read more: http://healthcaretoday.com.my/diabetic_retinopathy_common_cause_for_blindness_in_adults.html
Monday seems to be going by in a blur 🤪. Talking of which, did you know blurred vision can be caused by a number of things from Myopia to Cataracts, Glaucoma to an Ocular migraine?
Seems like a bit of a heavy topic for a Monday afternoon but now is as good a time as any to get your eyes checked if you are suffering symptoms.
Book in, we’ll put the kettle on and get you sorted 🤓
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Blurry vision is usually the number one sign that you may need a new pair of glasses. Vision changes over time and so does your eye prescription. So, if you have worn your glasses comfortably for a while (e.g. a year or more) and you are experiencing blurry vision with it, create time and schedule an appointment with the eye doctor to get your prescription reviewed.
Note: If the blurry vision started suddenly, see the eye doctor right away. Sudden changes in vision usually signify the presence of a serious eye or health condition that requires immediate attention.
Eyelash extensions are individual fibers — not a strip of lashes — that are glued, one by one or in small groups, onto your natural eyelashes to enhance the appearance of length and fullness.
What Can Go Wrong?
Certainly, anytime you're touching an area near the eye, there's cause for concern. But with eyelash extensions, problems don't usually result from sharp tweezers. Instead, most problems are caused by the glue that's used to bond the synthetic extensions in place, since these often contain formaldehyde or other chemicals that can cause irritation and allergic reactions.
In most cases, patients experienced infections and allergic reactions to the formaldehyde-based adhesives that were used to apply their eyelash extensions. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) likewise responded to reports cautioning consumers about the dangers of cosmetic eyelash extensions.
AAO cites the following specific dangers of using eyelash extensions:
• Infection of the cornea
• Infection of the eyelid
• Swollen eyelids
• Temporary or permanent loss of eyelashes
Eyelash extensions may increase your risk of dry eyes. It appears there is an optimal length for eyelashes to protect the eyes from wind, dust and other debris. Animal studies suggest this optimal eyelash length is one-third the width of the eye.
Longer, fuller eyelashes create a fan-like effect with each blink, increasing air flow on the surface of the eye that can cause dry eye symptoms,
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Eye problems and nausea can hint at hypertension or increased pressure on the brain. Other symptoms of hypertension include heart palpitations, nose bleeds, stomach pain, and a high fever. Getting your blood pressure checked is the only way to determine if you have hypertension. Although check-ups for adults over 40 without high blood pressure are recommended at least once every 5 years, as you get older, your blood pressure is likely to increase and ideally, you should get checked yearly.
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