Hillary Clinton's 'abnormal eye movements' may indicate serious health issues, general surgeon claims — 6 insights
The Hill published an article by general surgeon John Coppedge, MD, which claims Hillary Clinton's "abnormal eye moments" may indicate the candidate has more serious health issues.
Here are six insights:
1. Dr. Coppedge notes a recent speech Ms. Clinton gave in Philadelphia where her eyes did not move in the same direction at the same time.
2. Based on this observation, Dr. Coppedge claims the candidate has an issue with her left sixth cranial nerve. While this issue may result from many causes, Dr. Coppedge believes this is a result of the traumatic brain injury Ms. Clinton suffered in late 2012.
3. Following the injury, Ms. Clinton was diagnosed with a transverse sinus thrombosis, which Dr. Coppedge notes causes most patients to suffer from brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure. The swelling would cause headaches, visual disturbances and balance issues, which Dr. Coppedge notes Ms. Clinton has reported since the 2012 injury.
4. Ms. Clinton's personal physician Lisa Bardack, MD, said she placed Ms. Clinton on Coumadin, a blood thinner, to dissolve a blood clot. Dr. Coppedge argues Coudamin does not dissolve an existent clot but rather he argues Coumadin works to minimize the chance of further clotting. In her reports, Dr. Bardack claimed the clot has resolved, but Dr. Coppedge says that would be surprising as "the majority of such clots do not dissolve" and "the way it was documented that the clot had resolved has not been reported."
5. Dr. Coppedge said it is likely Ms. Clinton's transverse sinus is still blocked and she therefore may have increased pressure and swelling and decreased blood flow to her brain.
6. Although Dr. Coppedge said he is not an ophthalmologist or a neurologist, he learned the concepts he discussed above during his medical school education. He believes Ms. Clinton should undergo an independent medical exam as "it is too important not to get this right."
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