An eye exam saves a local man from a very deadly condition involving a sunken brain!

Zen McManus underwent a routine eye exam to get new contacts for traveling, little did he know that he was close to losing his life.
David Fissel, from Washington D.C. was looking at the patient’s eye. “I looked at the optic nerve and I saw a little spot where it looked like a small little hemorrhage or blood.” He was suffering from headaches, this gave him trouble sleeping.
Zen was immediately sent to a specialist. The hemorrhage turned out to be a condition called papilledema. This is the swelling of the optic nerve along with excess fluid in the brain. Zen underwent emergency for a brain tumor.
“That pressure the patient was feeling was actually causing these waves of intense pain on my head because the brain was being pushed down to the base of my skull. I didn’t even know how bad it was because eventually you get into a coma and then you die.”
Zen’s story is a dramatic example of how eye exams can reveal far more than changes in vision. Medical Optometrists say the eyes act as a direct window into your health. The Eye Exam saved his life. Dr. Warren Johnson/ Dr. Burt Bodan/ Dr. Do Nguyen 901-763-2020


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