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Has anyone had experience with temporary blindness, where it comes on suddenly and leaves suddenly, leaving you with a feeling of dizziness and disorientation?

My mom had this happen to her today. She's stage IV NSCLC adenocarcinoma, mets to bones, just had an mri a week or two ago for brain mets... came up clean.

She just finished radiation to her arm and is currently on Tarceva. This is her 3rd line treatment, has previously been on cisplatin/taxotere/avastin; avastin alone; and alimta.

Thanks for your help.


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I would call her oncologist ASAP to be safe, even though it is a holiday.

My husband permanently lost a good portion of his vision to a brain tumor, at least partly because I did not insist that he have some transient symptoms checked immediately.

I know that the MRI was clean, but something did happen, and I would get it checked immediately.


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