"The Stroke Unit"

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In April I went to the minor injuries unit with loss of vision in my right eye and numbness of the face and was sent to the stroke unit. I told the doctors that previously I had thickening of the arteries and was given an MRI scan, told it was clear and was able to go home. I asked what had caused the loss of vision (which lasted for over 6 hours) and when the consultant checked he said I had glaucoma and I needed to go to Stoke Mandeville to see the eye specialist. Saw the eye specialist at Stoke, she said I did not have glaucoma, I had had a TIA and told me she would book an appointment for me at the stroke clinic and with the eye specialist at Wycombe. I was not happy with the outcome and went privately to see a specialist who immediately did a doppler scan, which showed that my right carotid artery was 80% blocked and my left one was 45% blocked. I was then referred to a vascular surgeon who operated three days later to unblock the carotid artery. I am still waiting for my appointment to arrive from the stroke clinic!!!

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Dear Chris Thank you for taking the time to feedback. If you haven't done so already, could you please make contact with our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01494 425882 or via email at PALS@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk in order for us to discuss this matter with you further. Kind regards Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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