I’m a newbie here as I was diagnosed two weeks ago with an 4mm/6mm wide base opthalmic Annie. Annie was discovered during a CTA scan for transient vision loss in my left eye which lasted about 30 seconds and have not since experienced vision loss. After the discovery I was admitted and received MRI/MRA and echocardiogram (I have a heart stent) as part of my workup. Fast forward, today I met with my Neurosurgeon and he discussed angiogram which has been scheduled for Wednesday. He is aware that both my parents had annies - mom ruptured and caused a hemorraghic stroke and she passed several days later; dad had an unruptured and was only watch & see, never ruptured and he passed away 16 yrs after annie diagnosis from colon cancer. This family history is of great concern and the doc expressed the angiogram will allow better optics into getting a better look and determine treatment options.
Now, he did say that the vision loss is not connected to the annie but I am scheduled in a couple of weeks to see the Neuro-Opthamologist. My general Opthamologist gave me a workup last week and determined I have perfect vision, no issues there other than slight pressure in left eye that can be age related but prescribed eyes drops to bring the pressure down as to prevent onset of glaucoma if that eye pressure is left untreated. Neurosurgeon has indicated that if the optic nerves are attached to the annie then more than likely a craniotomy will be performed, if it is not attached then endovascular options will be used. A committee consisting of every doctor (Radiologists, Neurosurgeons, etc.) in that hospital who treat aneurysms will meet and discuss my angiogram and decide on which treatment is best (lowest risk vs risk of rupture). Sorry to be so long winded about this but I am feeling better now that progress is being made toward a resolution. I don’t like thinking about having my head cut open but if that is what it will take to control annie and keep me alive, I am all for it. Don’t get me wrong, I am human with feelings of anxiety and frustration for even having to go through this but I thank the Lord I found out Ms. Annie exist.