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According to my GP, I am pretty healthy despite Type 2 Diabetes & High Blood Pressure. My GP sent my referral to the surgeon & he accepted me. I've had all my lab tests, Phsyc evaluation & first month appointment met of 3 with the Dietician. Yesterday I had an incident at the eye doctor where he sent me to the ER because of sudden partial blindness in my right eye. No pain, no Headache, just an irritable grey haze on the bottom half of my right eye. The ER specialist diagnosed it as non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, which basically is a type of stroke at the back of my eye. The nerve that sends a signal from the eye to the brain was damaged. It was not an Arteritic stroke which is a good sign. There is no current treatment or cure. There is, however a chance that it could worsen if I don't get a better control of my Diabetes & blood pressure. Now I am worried my surgeon will disapprove me. Being that the incident occurred on a Friday afternoon, I have not had a chance to tell my Bariatric team yet. Has anyone had an issue with their health that your surgery team dropped you?

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My husband had those same symptoms. He first saw and optimoligist who couldn't diagnose. We then went to the ER and they did a CT brain scan on him at the ER and sent him out to retinal specialist. It was then diagnosed as a retinal neuropathy issue. I'm not implying that your diagnosis is wrong or anything, I'm just wondering if they ruled out a retina issue. My husband's was stress-related. The retina specialist said that the ER wouldn't have been able to confirm or deny this as they don't have the correct equipment to diagnose the issue. It wasn't health related at all.

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I know nothing and am not a doctor, but if the surgery would improve the symptoms that lead to the eye issue, I would think it would make you a better candidate, not less of a candidate, for surgery. I'm sorry you are having that issue. My husband was effected in both eyes simultaneously. It was scary!

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21 minutes ago, Everythinganna said:

I know nothing and am not a doctor, but if the surgery would improve the symptoms that lead to the eye issue, I would think it would make you a better candidate, not less of a candidate, for surgery. I'm sorry you are having that issue. My husband was effected in both eyes simultaneously. It was scary!

The Specialist I saw at the ER was called before I got there by my Opthamologist in my home town, so he had a pretty good idea what was going on. He did a lot of testing before he even sent me to St. Louis. I am hoping too that this may make me a better candidate, but there is always that chance the surgeon will see it differently. The hospital they sent me to in St. Louis is affiliated with where my surgeon is located, so he may know about what happened before I can tell him, so keep your finger's crossed for me. Thank you Everythinganna for the support! 😃

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i hope everything goes well and you are still accepted! Keep us posted!

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I think you are very deserving of this surgery, let us all hope the Surgeon feels the same way!😛🍀

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Everything is still a go! No date yet. Second of three Dietician appointments tomorrow morning.

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