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Diagnosed with mild chronic periventricular, subcortical and pontine white matter microvascular ischemic disease. Having dizziness, blurred vision. Need brain scan?

2 years ago I was diagnosed with mild chronic periventricular, subcortical and pontine white matter microvascular ischemic disease. Now I am experiencing dizziness when I lay back on my pillow at night. I have also had a couple of incidents where my eyes seem to have a zig-zag pattern in which my vision is blurred, lasting from 5 to 20 minutes. Should I have another brain scan?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your MRI brain reports suggest a diagnosis of brain ischemia- lack of blood flow to brain.

It requires the use of anti platelet agents such as aspirin. In addition, you need to keep your BP, blood sugar and cholesterol under control.

Your current findings could be due to TIA- transient ischemic attack- due to transient lack of blood flow to brain.

Please consult a neurologist for evaluation and treatment.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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