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Sight test finds mum's brain bug.

A MOTHER'S sight was saved when an optician spotted she had a rare brain disorder.

Rebekah Perrett, 24, thought faulty glasses were causing her headaches but her eye doctor noticed a swollen optic disc.

She was diagnosed with rare idiopathic intracranial hypertension - fluid pressuring the brain - that affects just one in 100,000.

Rebekah, who lives in Cheltenham, Glos, with husband Richard, 31, and five-month-old son Owen, had a lumbar puncture to ease the pressure.

She said: "It could have caused blindness, but it is so little known about that my GP had to Google it.

"It's incurable, so I will always have it. But you have to cope with these things."
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 5, 2011
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