"The Stroke Unit"
About: Wycombe Hospital Wycombe Hospital High Wycombe HP11 2TT
Posted by Chris
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!!!