My father is 68 next week and a fit and healthy man. He has a good health history and does not smoke. He does not take any medication or suffer from any chronic ailments. Last week he was sea fishing. He spent hours focussed on a rod tip. He wore sunglasses to protect from the bright glare off the water. He was also thrown about on the boat a bit with choppy waters. He does not recall any head injuries from this. On his return home from 3 days fishing he noticed some visual differences. Blurred vision which he put down to tiredness. The following morning it was worse. He had blurred/double vision. It continued to the Monday and we went to A&E. He has had heart test, head scan, blood tests and eye examination and physical examination and been told that all are entirely normal. The following day he went to Moorfields eye hospital and had numerous eye tests and a scan and was once again told everything was normal. They suggested it could be an eye muscle problem and suggested he visit the eye clinic of the local hospital. His vision has not improved but subsequent to his moorfields visit he does describe messy morning left eye and a feeling of warmth and dull ache around the area of this eye. It also looks a bit inflamed. His vision corrects when covering one eye (either eye) and he also has improved vision if look in a different direction or if lifting the eyelid. My questions are: Is eye strain or infection the most likely cause and if so what can we expect in terms of timing for the resolution of his symptoms? Given the tests he has had which are all clear, I presume most if not all of the nasty potentials (stroke, tumour, diabetes etc) can be ruled out. Are there any other possible nasties that we need to rule out? It is a week now and he has no improvement and no answers. He intends on spending money with a private appt in Harley Street but what specialist would be the most appropriate to see given the tests and non findings to date? If an infection is likely / probable given the latest symptoms of hot sensation and messy eye, dull ache etc, would antibiotics be adviseable and what type?
can you refer to the questions I asked in my first email?