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Eye issues after aortic surgery

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Oct 28, 2023 | Replies (9)

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@jeanern01

I had aortic arch repair almost 4 years ago and I have the exact same thing!! About a year after my surgery it started- I get these episodes about 1 time a month with double vision and it feels like my eyes are moving or I can’t move them. Lasts only a few seconds sometimes a minute but always very brief and resolves on their own. I have the flashing ribbon on the edge of my peripheral vision at times also- last week it lasted about an hour. I have had mri- was essentially normal they said. My bp tends to stay lower side. My docs have no clue- recommend me going to see a neurologists just haven’t wanted to take that next step yet. But I am a little relieved to see it may not be me going crazy!!! And I never had anything like this prior to surgery, thank you all for sharing!!!

Jeane

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You have no idea how relieved your post made me. Thank you so much for responding. It’s so difficult to explain to anyone how it feels. If my MRI/MRA is normal I will stop there. Just so frustrating how the docs just say they have never heard of that. We know our bodies and we know when something isn’t right. We have to be proactive. Hang in there. Hopefully these episodes will go away with time.