Eye condition not diagnosed4th January 2008
GPs have been warned that if they fail to diagnose giant cell arteritis (GCA), their patients can suffer blindness, due to the rapid progression of the disease.
A study in the MDU said that delays in the diagnosis of the disease cause the "largest settlements in ophthalmic claims in primary care".
The symptoms of the disease include bad headaches, a tender scalp and loss of sight.
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