... Hello! I am currently going through a possible MS diagnosis process and I am finding the whole thing overwhelming and confusing. It doesn't help that my doctor is not communicating very much (if at all, I can't get an actual person on the phone!). Anyways, I thought I would pose some questions here and see if I can get any advice from people who have been through this.
In... (11 replies)
... Im sorry you are feeling so poorly. Its never fun knowing something is wrong but not knowing what it is...but your lucky that your opthamologist recognized the symptoms as being neurological and got the ball rolling... ... (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)
... or opthamologist immediately. ... (3 replies)
... What you are describing doesnt sound like Optic Neuritis although it does warrant a call to your eye doctor. You may have scratched your cornea or torn something. Definately get in to have them check out your eyes.
Optic Neuritis, isnt a scratchy feeling. It HURTS when you move your eyes, its pain behind the eye- doesnt feel like something is in it, it feels like it is on... (5 replies)
... Opthamologist. I dont think what you are describing sounds at all MS like. It sounds like eye strain...you might want to talk to an opthamologist about getting glasses that take some of the strain of the computer off your eyes. ... (25 replies)
I just wanted to put in my two cents. My family put me through the same thing when I was first dx. The neuro who dx me, did so in the ER, after just MRIs- he was 99% sure it was MS. I didnt know much about the disease, or him at the time, so I let everyone pressure me into going to a great big MS clinic over an hour away. The only good thing that came out of it, was... (22 replies)
... Just to put your mind at ease, every year, for the past ten, like clockwork- my symptoms get crazy as soon as the temperature goes over 85 degrees. I hate summer. You mentioned it hurts to close your eyes. What other eye symptoms are you having?
If you do, go see an opthamologist (M.D.), not an optomotrist (Makes eye glasses) who can look behind your eyes and see if the... (4 replies)
... doctor who told me that I have optical nuritis and to request an MRI from my doctor. The MRI was preformed last week and came back fine and he referred me to an opthamologist as I had the eye pain for a month or so prior but not as bad. ... (2 replies)
... I have had ON four times. I have MS. My brother who does NOT have MS, has also had this five or six times now. He gets tested for MS yearly, as I definitively have the illness.
ON doesnt necessary equate MS.
Yes, what you described is exactly the type of pain I have. Its horrible. BUT, it does go away. Your opthamologist may prescribe steroids- to bring down the... (4 replies)
... ON is actually inflammation of the optical nerve and any decent opthamologist can dialate your eyes, look behind them and see if the optical nerve is inflammed... ... (5 replies)
... a great deal of debris floating in my eye, and a suspicious black spot on my retina. No explanation for why it is uncomfortable to move my eyes side to side. The opthamologist said my exam was, however, consistent with someone with MS. ... (18 replies)
... The opthamologist would have the ability to do both. ... (14 replies)
... Hi there. Ive had ON three times. The first time, I was on IV Steroids for a week- and my vision came back entirely. The second time I had ON I had a 3 day round of IV SM and ir came back again. Just so you know, each time you use Steroids, they work less and less....the third time I had ON- I let it go for too long before I saw my Opthamologist. I got read the riot act- and... (18 replies)