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From Dallas, Texas, USA:

Hi, I have a cousin who is 29 years old. She has had diabetes for over 10 years. Her illness seems to be getting worse lately. Her vision is going in and out for about an hour at a time, where she is completely without sight. She is unable to work due to her illness. Her husband was laid off from work for two months so their insurance terminated, and now that he has a new job, the new insurance will not cover her treatment for eye surgery or major testing, since the illness was pre-existing. Her doctor believes she has a rare type of diabetes, type 2 1/2. Are there any organizations that can help her before her conditions or vision gets worse?

Answer:

Losing vision for an hour at a time may be due to several different conditions: ophthalmic migraine, prescription fluctuation due to hyperglycemia, possibly even diabetic retinopathy. Your cousin needs a thorough dilated eye examination as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe need to be investigated in depth.

PC

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Original posting 20 Mar 2004
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