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Eye condition not diagnosed

4th 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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Article Information

Title: Eye condition not diagnosed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5227
Date Added: 4th Jan 2008

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