... s I am having some blurred vision problems, like when I blink it's like a film is over my eye sometimes. GP thinks it is just dry eyes but I have an appt with an opthamologist in two weeks. ... (2 replies)
... Maxine, you might want to check with your eye doctor before you try the patch. My own Neuro Opthamologist is adamantly against wearing an eye patch because it puts too much strain on the good eye. ... (8 replies)
... get yourself to your neurologist or opthamologist immediately. ... (6 replies)
... and did the whole MRI, CT scan, blood work and a bunch of other test. They only gave me one dose of steroids through my IV then nothing else. I went and saw an opthamologist and she said that the vision lost is ON and it will resolve its self over time. ... (6 replies)
Optical Neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve. Usually, when it starts, its not a headache type feeling, but a blinding pain in one eye....and the symptoms which accompany it are loss of color (color blindness) OR loss of peripheral vision (out the side of your eye) along with blurriness, a blind spot OR complete loss of vision. It doesnt usually come on slowly... (7 replies)
... My name is Lisa and I am 48 yrs old. I was just dx'd with ms yesterday. I woke up on April 11 and couldn't see out of my right eye. After a emergency trip to the opthamologist and referrel to a neuro and a mri. it is ms. I am terrified. My husband and I have so many things we want to do and I want to do them all. ... (6 replies)
... Hey buddies,
I made an appt for next week to see an opthamologist. First of all, I have an infected, blocked tear duct that I want him to look at. Antibiotics are working to a certain extent, but it's still blocked, until I get surgery. I also thought I'd bring up the MS thing so he can check out my optic nerve. How do they do that?
I haven't had any symptoms of ON... (8 replies)
... I'm lucky for my insurance, a neuro-optho is covered under one of my medical insurance as medical and also under my optical insurance.
When it comes to any eye problems,an optrician,opthamologist or a neuro-opthomologist,the eyes should never be left unchecked.
Whom ever you can get into first, GO!,then follow up with an opthamologist or a neuro-optho (12 replies)
... Re: insurance, the doctor would be listed under neurologists, not vision. A neuro-ophthalmologist is a neurologist who specializes in conditions of the eye. They have degress in both neurology and ophthalmology. That said, you may have to do a little research. My neuro-op is listed on my insurance solely as a neurologist -- in general, my listings don't give specialties. ... (12 replies)
... d research a little. We do have great medical, but I did not pick up the vision coverage this year. I will call this morning for an appointment with my regular opthamologist and let you guys know how it goes. ... (12 replies)
... I agree with Nikki on this---an opthamologist is a great start,when the ON
rears its uglyness then its time for the neuro-optho.
I have had 4 bouts of ON in about 9 months,I still have not regained my color
perception and the left eye,left peripheral vision has not returned.
My lens have changed so much in the last 2 years.I can not read anything (12 replies)
... I do think youre okay with a regular Opthamologist for now.. ... (12 replies)
... opthamologist rather than a regular Opthamologist for MS. That question came up inside another post and I didnt want to hijack it, so I thought Id start another thread and let everyone contribute their thoughts. ... (12 replies)
... I know you said you have an appt in a few weeks...if you have the ability, why not try to make an appointment with a good Opthamologist and have your eyes checked before then? ... (3 replies)
... She recommended I see an opthamologist and ms specialist next. ... (3 replies)
... She recommended I see an opthamologist and ms specialist next. Also what the heck does a mix of peripheral associated with central vistibular abnormalites mean? ... (3 replies)
... Hi, everyone :wave: Haven't really been on much, other than occasional lurking. Hope everyone is doing well. It's been quite the week for me!
Once I finally got to talk to my neuro on Wednesday, we decided to treat the weakness with IVSM. It wasn't something I was looking forward to, but I was approaching non-functional. I started my 3-day course on Thursday morning & had... (7 replies)
... Great update! The Opthamologist might have declined to treat it if it is already on the mend (though this is only my thought). I hope you get an MS Specialist appointment soon! :angel: (54 replies)
... I was seen by an Opthamologist. He decided not to treat it at this time. Sigh. Who knows. I am in the works of getting referred to an MS specialist in London Ontario. We shall see how that goes. (54 replies)
... many a patient has been diagnosed by their opthamologist, or their opthamologist was smart enough to refer them to a Neurologist when they discovered the Optical Neuritis OR it can be a stand alone disease... ... (8 replies)