... 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. ... (13 replies)
... The opthamologist would have the ability to do both. ... (11 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... (13 replies)
... Thank you so much, I actually do feel better. I fear vision loss more than anything, simply because I love art, love to read, love computer games, etc. I can do all of that from a wheelchair, but not if I'm blind. My understanding was that they would be calling me in the morning to arrange the opthamologist. I will be sure to keep you posted. (13 replies)
... n was that my symptoms point to MS, but I will be having a plethora of labs drawn and an MRI. The most frightening thing to me was that he is getting me in to an opthamologist asap because it appears that I have optic neuritis in both eyes. I'm not afraid of MS, but I am afraid of going blind. ... (13 replies)
... this causes headaches. Have you spoken to your opthamologist about this? ... (8 replies)
... Great job! Finding a doctor who can start guiding you is a first step. Please see that opthamologist as soon as you can. ... (11 replies)
... ould be optical neuritis, which is inflammation of the optic nerve. It causes both color blindness and peripheral problems. It can be found very easily by a good opthamologist and a field vision test. ... (11 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)
... Hi MSNik , Sorry I made a mistake. I went to see an ophthalmic surgeon and he is sending me to an Orthoptist. He wants the orthoptist to check my muscles in my eyes. I think they work closely with eye surgeons. He said depending on her results he will decide what to do. He told me he could fix it with surgery. He thinks it is a muscle problem due to my thyroid problem.
I... (15 replies)
... An opthamologist is a medical doctor. An Opthamologist can do some surgery. ... (15 replies)
I want to add that the doctor who is reading your MRIs should be able to determine if the lesions they see are from migranes or from something else, like MS. They appear very different. MS lesions have a specific size, shape and placement like no other. As mentioned before, other lesions can be caused by migranes, childhood illnesses or brain trauma. There is a very... (9 replies)
... Hi. My onset symptom was waking up with a completely numb left hand and fingers. I tried to shut my alarm clock off (on the left side of my bed) and couldnt feel anything. The pins and needles feeling in it remained with me most of the day and by that night I had called my GP. He thought it was probably a pinched nerve. He sent me for a CT scan the next day. While there, a... (23 replies)
... Hi Murse,
You and I have similar backgrounds. And, reading each of the posts, and knowing you speak the language, there isnt alot that I can add to what Jayhawk and Snoopy told you in the first two responses.
I will add that I also see a neuro-Opthamologist because I have definatively had OPtical Neuritis 4 times, which can also be a standalone disease or a part of MS and a... (7 replies)