Stroke recovery vision

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Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
Avatar m tn How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/survivors.htm http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030313 http://www.strokesurvivor.com/stroke_survivors_stories_books.html I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn my aunt got an stroke and she had an excellent recovery. Unfortunately after a while she started having visual problems such as double vision. She also complained about not being able to move her right eye to see the floor or to see the walls. What nerve or nerves might have been affected by the stroke? why? .
Avatar n tn As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
Avatar n tn The pneumonia seems to already be clearing up, though I'm sure he will need to spend several days in the hospital. Does anyone have a hemorrhagic stroke recovery success story for someone my husband's age? I need some encouragement.
Avatar f tn My father had a stroke 5 years ago and has not yet fully recovered my question is that prior to his stroke he went to the doctor with neck pain and blurred vision and headaches the doctor sent him for a MRI should the MRI have show the clot he is blocked 100 percent n his cartiod artery I just need to know if this could of been prevented
1041487 tn?1256331319 Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What stroke related magazines do you recommend? What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. If they are not willing to answer these questions or do not know anything. Time to find another site.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Depending on the location of the stroke, it can result to altered smell, taste, hearing, or vision, weakness of the face, balance problems and even memory deficits and disorganized thinking or confusion. With stroke, it is important to work with a rehabilitation team to help with recovery of your father. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn They sent my wife to rehab and told us to come back to the hospital 8/12 for her final medication regimen this after a failed brain stent. A stroke on the vision part of her brain and a brain stem stroke after they sent us home the second time. We were at rehab one week and still two weeks away from our 8/12th appt when she had another brain stem stroke. 64 years young and three strokes in less than a month. Needless to say they now have her on eliquis,plavix,antipltelets and aspirin.
Avatar n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar n tn My question is there any way possible (surgery, etc.) that my mother can get her peripheral vision back after a hemorraghic stroke? I would really appreciate a sincere, in-depth response from someone of medical status. Thank you very much.
Avatar n tn The only problem is that I never recovered from my blindness on the right side (I got my stroke on the left side of my brain). I still live in hope that I might recovery someday, as brain is such a powerful tool. Even if it's from my blind side, if there is a light straight to my blind side, I will see that, though I can't see anything else. I am asking you guys, is there any things I could try to recover from that ? Any exercises I could do, or medicines that could help ?
Avatar f tn His speech is slightly slurred, but no other stroke symptoms apply (dizziness, vomitting, blurred vision, etc..)... within the last 48 hours, he has lost the ability to swallow (even water)... many tests have been run and more are scheduled, but not one Doc has given us any ideas or suspicions. Any ideas out there?
Avatar m tn Hi,my 57 year old mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke,she was pretty healty before this,but she does smoke.The doc said it was 4 cm and it was on her left side,her vision is affected and her capability to read. She was in the hospital 5 days,her blood pressure,blood work,everything looks good which is very weird!Other then that she was conscious all the time,no memory loss or anything like that. My question is why the docs didn't give her any medication while in the hospital or after?
Avatar n tn To be frank there is no technique for restoring vision loss after a stroke. Most such vision loss is bilateral, affecting both eyes and tends to involve the peripheral vision more than the central vision. There may be some improvement spontaneously over the 4 to 6 month period following a stroke but it is usually precious little when accurately measured. Most 'improvement' comes from adaptation and adjustment on the part of the patient.
Avatar n tn The whole problem here is that the medical world does not have any clue as how to approach getting stroke survivors back to full recovery. They are hoping that your spontaneous recovery in 6-12 months is enough to satisfy you. What needs to be done is idenfify the penumbra and those functions, these are helped by standard therapy protocols because you still have a limited ability to do those functions and repetition will help recover them.
Avatar n tn My husband has made a miraculous recovery. He also has problems with his left side since his stroke was on the right side of the brain in the occipital lobe. He was in ICU for three weeks, neurology for three weeks and rehab for three weeks. His deficits are diplopia (double vision), mild left side weakness and minor short term memory.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of the past 9 years recently had a hemmoraghic stroke. He seems to have no use of his left side and of course, has the slurred speech. This stroke happened 4 days ago. The neurosurgeon told us today that he will have to have surgery as the blood is not re-absorbing and the swelling has restarted. My question is---how successful is this surgery? How dangerous? I realize that without it, we will basically watch him lay and die.
Avatar m tn I don't think you should worry about lifespan. Your mom needs to concentrate on what make her have a stroke. Many people who have had strokes have led a long and normal life. If she had high blood pressure she needs to get it under control. If she led a destructive lifestyle (smoking, drinking, fatty foods, no exercise) then she needs to change it. Most people who have had a stroke worry about having another one. The risks are lowered if we take better care of ourselves.
Avatar n tn The ENT Dr couldn't see any sign of a ear infection but the MRI scan did show the stroke in the Cerebellum so they sent me immediately back to the ER where I was admitted for the stroke. Unfortunately by that point no one could do anything to help with the actual stroke but I did get on a recovery plan and I'm doing pretty good so far.
Avatar n tn Im 47 yrs old and I had a stroke on june 30th....thankfully I only lost the vision in my right eye. It is now only the peripheral vision that is gone The Dr's have tested me for everything and can't determine why I had the stroke . I understand that it is sometimes difficult to tell the cause. I'm very healthy except for the stroke so they are concerned about the cause. I'm a little bit more concerned at the moment about recovering my eyesight.
Avatar n tn He had no previous symptoms of a stroke. The only side effect was double vision. It has been almost two weeks and he still sees double. Are there any other options available besides a patch and prism glasses? Is there a surgery procedure available, or is he just suppose to go on with his life with a patch on his eye, like the nurosurgeon told us?
Avatar n tn My husband has also had a stroke after years of high blood pressure which has also effected his vision, he complains of blurring and distortion his left hand is slightly weak and he has no mobility problems except for temporary numbness in his lower leg occasionally which I suspect is a TIA. In spite of these problems he looks fine and has recovered from the heart attack quite well. So I will be watching this thread with interest.
Avatar f tn It has been a month now since I presented with stroke like symptoms but I was no diganosed with a stroke. Clear MRI and CT scans but those were done as soon as I got to the hospital. I am still having issues with dizziness and stuttering and twitching but was in the clear for 3 weeks until wed evening. I guess I kind of had a relapse I am doing better but still not feeling great, I have also had a major headache for over a week now.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered an acute subdural hematoma after falling down the stairs, hitting her head. She had surgery to drain the blood within a 2 hour window. Her recovery was outstanding at first, and was sent home a week later. She seemed to be pretty close to 100% mentally - able to carry on inteligent conversations with no problems. All of a sudden a couple days after she had been taken home, she began to be unable to "spit out" what she was trying to say.