KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A trip to buy new eyeglasses likely saved the life of a Bridgman woman.
When she started making mistakes on the job and having headaches more frequently, Laurel Rosebush scheduled a visit with her eye doctor. A vision technician noticed Rosebush’s right pupil was dilated more than the left one, so she recommended Rosebush see a specialist for a CT scan. That scan revealed a brain aneurysm pressing on Rosebush’s right optic nerve.
“No one wants to hear, ‘You have a brain aneurysm,’” Rosebush says. “At first I couldn’t breathe.”
Aneurysms are weak spots in blood vessels that left untreated can burst, often leading to stroke or death.