This is a follow-up to an earlier post abou1-2 months ago. The consensus of the eye specialists that I have seen is that - in the absence of any other cause they can find - the partial loss of vision in my left eye is the result of damage to the optic nerve because of capillaries being blocked and a bleed probably as the result of my blood condition.
Although it has improved, the sight is very much down and is not expected to improve. They say there is no treatment and nothing I can do to prevent it happening again. Since my platelets were roughly 509 at the time, I was spending long hours at the computer and was under considerable stress, I have decided to limit my time on the computer or reading to 4 hours maximum a day and avoid anything stressful that I can.
I will talk to the haem about the dose of HU next week but, the last time we spoke a few weeks after the loss occurred, she said that she felt it unlikely the platelets were a contributing cause since they were so near 'normal'.
Any advice would be welcome ..... Sallie