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    1. Specsavers saved my life: Mother, 22, says doctors dismissed her headaches - but an appointment with her optician spotted deadly pressure in her brain

      Specsavers saved my life: Mother, 22, says doctors dismissed her headaches - but an appointment with her optician spotted deadly pressure in her brain

      A mother was diagnosed with a life-threatening build-up of pressure on her brain after a routine eye examination. Megan Turner, 22, had been battling severe headaches and vision loss for months, which several doctors dismissed as nothing serious. It was not until the mother-of-three booked an eye test at Specsavers in Exeter that an optometrist noticed her optic nerve was swollen. Miss Turner, of Moretonhampstead in Devon, was urgently referred to hospital, where doctors discovered she had intracranial hypertension (IH).

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    2. Simple eye scan can reveal how quickly Multiple Sclerosis will progress

      Simple eye scan can reveal how quickly Multiple Sclerosis will progress

      A quick and easy eye test could offer an effective way of measuring how fast multiple sclerosis is progressing in someone with the disease. Researchers performed scans on 164 M.S patients that measured the thickness of the lining at the back of the eye. The team from John Hopkins University found patients with thinning of the retina had both earlier and more active forms of the disease.

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