... 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)
... 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)
... Have you been to a Opthamologist about your vision problems? ... (2 replies)
Its possible you have MS, you certainly are convinced that you do. I just pointed out that you didnt fail all your tests. The MRI is the most important test and yes, if you had an active lesion- something that was going on while you are having symptoms, it absolutely would have shown up on the MRI. Active lesions, which are attacks of recent months or days, show up... (19 replies)
... I failed the tests, I didn't pass them at the neurologist office. Also, I wasn't clear on the hug either. It felt like someone was squeezing me tightly and the pain was on off for 4 days, not continual.
Thirdly, the pain from when I had the razor blade across my eye thing, the optic neuritis you are talking about, vision is still blurry and yes, that eye does hurt when... (19 replies)
... If you have optic neuritis, it is inflammation of the optic nerve. Any decent opthamologist can tell you if you have it, or had it......not the guy who makes eye glasses, but a medical doctor who looks at diseases of the eye. ... (19 replies)
... Good morning all,
I've been back to this board catching up on some reading, and thought I'd post an update.
2 out of 2 dermatologists say that I don't have malar rash, but rosacea. Big sigh. So lupus is off the table again. The second dematologist announced 'It sounds like MS to me' when I was explained what has been going on. (eyeroll)
With the weather cooler now,... (1 replies)
... Hello!! I got back from the neuro opthamologist and he couldn't find anything wrong. He said because I have migraines it could be from that. ... (11 replies)
... right" doctor. If you dont already know from previous experience, they have so much more equiptment for testing and the ability to see things that even a regular Opthamologist cant see. Good luck! Let us know what happens! ... (11 replies)