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    1. Short-sighted woman assumes debilitating headaches mean she needs new glasses but discovers she has multiple sclerosis

      Short-sighted woman assumes debilitating headaches mean she needs new glasses but discovers she has multiple sclerosis

      A short-sighted woman who assumed her persistent and debilitating headaches meant she needed stronger lenses was shocked when she discovered she had multiple sclerosis. Prescribed glasses when she first experienced headaches, aged 15, ever since, Lauren Percival, 29, had found any recurrence meant she needed a new pair. But when her optician found no change in her eyesight and conducted an optical coherence tomography (OCT) test, which examines the retina, they detected quadrantanopia, or a loss of vision in one of the quarters of the visual field, which can indicate multiple sclerosis (MS).

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    2. Routine eye test revealed satsuma-sized tumour hidden in mum's skull

      Routine eye test revealed satsuma-sized tumour hidden in mum's skull

      A mum feared she would not live to see her children grow up when a routine eye test revealed a satsuma-sized tumour inside her skull. Natalie Marriott, 40, from Coalville, Leicestershire had always suffered from headaches. When, five years ago, she began to have blurred vision and dizziness, too, a doctor diagnosed her with migraines. But having disagreed with the diagnosis, she ignored her medication and opted to carry on with her life, seeking no further help. It wasn’t until the mum-of-two, who wears glasses for short-sightedness, went for a regular check-up at Specsavers in March this year, that ...

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