... Hello treefroggz,
MS does not cause Glaucoma.
Unfortunately, low B-12 can cause Neurological symptoms and 168 is on the low end. B-12 is one of many conditions that mimic or have similar symptoms as MS. (2 replies)
... I was already seeing an opthamologist, because they suspected I had glaucoma a year ago, symptoms which I'm now attributing to MS. So, I have an appt. with the opthamologist in two weeks, to see about Optic neuritis. ... (2 replies)
... with regards to Ms drugs-
In October, it will be 7 years since my diagnosis. I had optic neuritis. I saw an optometrist, who referred me to a Neuro Opthamologist, who refered me to a Neurologist, followed by an MS specialist when I was going thru the diagnosis process. I was strongly encouraged by both Dr's to start treatment. After lots of reading, and with taking into... (10 replies)
... To find out if its ON, a good opthamologist could tell you... ... (5 replies)
... opthamologist, is one step above a regular opthamologist and if you can get an appointment with one, that might be a good place to get direction. ... (5 replies)
Im going to throw this out at you. Try to find a neuro-opthamologist. This doctor specializes in diseases of the eyes, which are neurological in nature. Many a case of MS and other neurological diseases have been diagnosed by a doctor starting with a decent eye exam. What you describe in your eyes, could be serious, or could be nothing. BUT its easily checked, by the... (7 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 am not sure how the opthamologist supports the MS dx, but I know of very few eye doctors qualified to make this diagnosis....its just not there scope of expertise.... ... (24 replies)
... What should I expect from my follow up with my neuro. I won't be seeing a specialist for about 3 weeks, but the opthamologist said I should begin ON treatment now. ... (9 replies)
... Had an appointment with an Opthamologist today who specializes in potential MS cases. I was found to have a pretty bad case of Optic Neuritis. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks for your reply again. I saw a regular opthamologist-- a retina specialist, actually. He said there were no clues in my eyes as to what is going on with me. Everything in my eyes looks normal.
He did say migraine (which is what I've been told was wrong by the primary care doctor) doesn't really explain my symptoms-- that I don't seem to fit the profile of someone... (10 replies)
... I was referred to a neuro opthamologist and she did not see any signs of ON. She did a full exam on eyes. ... (15 replies)
... Deb, you may want to look into a Neuro-Opthamologist...alittle more experienced with neurological disorders than a retina specialist- you might get some more answers. I know I had to go that route, as my retina specialist found nothing really wrong....
Let us know how you are!
Nikki (5 replies)
... I have to agree. There should never be a time when you anyone says "My doctor wont listen to me". At that point, time to find a new doctor. Ask for copies of all the tests you have had and results. Go find a new opthamologist or a neuro-opthamologist and get a second opinion. It doesnt appear that the original doctor has given you anything in the way of peace of mind.... (2 replies)