Woman wanted to 'get it sorted straight away' in A&E

Khaaldiah Hussain has come in to A&E after a trip to Specsavers. She has Lupus and was only discharged from hospital last week.

After a known blood clot got worse and started to put pressure on her optic nerve she began to lose her vision and had to stop driving.

The 46-year-old went to the opticians this morning and after her optician spoke to the eye clinic at the Queen Elizabeth she was advised to come in.

Khaaldiah told ITV News she would not have waited to see her GP and would have come straight in to A&E, even if that had not been the advice: "I want to get it sorted as soon as possible and didn't want to wait."

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