Last Saturday I temporarily lost vision in my left eye for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Whilst having breakfast, my left eye felt like it had one of those spots you get when you look at a bright light. It lasted for a bit so I tried to blink it out as you do. But it wouldn't go. After a while it seemed to get worse so I covered my right,then panic! I had lost vision and could see only grey apart from one tiny pin hole bit of vision in the top left corner. To say I panicked is an under statement. My wife said she's never seen me like that! I didn't feel ill, didn't have a drooping face. Apart from the loss of vision, everything else was fine. I was in fact planning on going swimming with thr kids!
My wife put a cold damp cloth over my eye and after a few seconds the vision returned. I called 111 and was sent to A&E. After 7 hours of waiting (a long story and an official investigation as to why it took so long is under way)
my ECG and head scan were fine as were the bloods but I was told it could've been a TIA. They oddly didn't even check my eyes!
but I did have an opthamology appointment which had been booked because of the plaquenil on Wednesday and they couldn't see anything wrong with my eyes.
the official tests have now started to determine if it was a TIA or something else. They're looking into whether it could be something Lupus related.
Has anyone had anything similar due to Lupus?
And this in the week my Lupus docs were happy with the lupus to the point they reduced my mycophenolate