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Blurry\Gritty Eyes

Postby al2010 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:41 am

Hello Folks
I have a number of symptoms but the ones that are really getting me worried are the issues with my eyes. The vision in my eyes has went a bit blurry especially when I'm looking at a screen such as computer monitor. They also always feel as if theirs something in them like grit.

This has been going on for 9 months now and I'm starting to think I've got this symptom for keeps! Has anyone else had ON thats went on this long without getting any better or worse and then recovered from it?

Would be grateful to hear your experiences.

Thanks

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Re: Blurry\Gritty Eyes

Postby euphoniaa » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:09 am

al2010 wrote:Hello Folks
I have a number of symptoms but the ones that are really getting me worried are the issues with my eyes. The vision in my eyes has went a bit blurry especially when I'm looking at a screen such as computer monitor. They also always feel as if theirs something in them like grit.

This has been going on for 9 months now and I'm starting to think I've got this symptom for keeps! Has anyone else had ON thats went on this long without getting any better or worse and then recovered from it?

Would be grateful to hear your experiences.

Thanks

al


Hi al,

Welcome to the board, but sorry your eyes are causing you so much trouble! I would suggest that you go to an ophthalmologist right away to evaluate your symptoms - it may not even be from ON or even MS.

I've had plenty of both regular and emergency visits to my ophtho since my dx years ago, and I'm being treated/observed for several eye issues.
None of my docs (ophtho, neuro, optometrist) sees any sign that I've ever had ON, and none of my eye problems seem to be from MS, so I have no advice for you there. But...my ophtho has been a great addition to my health care team. Right now I think my main problem is that it's time for new glasses. :)

I'm sure others will stop in with their experiences. Good luck to you!
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS or MS symptoms except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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Postby euphoniaa » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:11 am

P.S. You might also check out “Dry Eye Syndrome”, which is a condition I’ve been diagnosed with. The ophtho plugged my tear ducts (or at least one of them), and I use Restasis eye drops twice a day.

Here’s a link to info from Mayo and also a list of symptoms.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-eyes/DS00463/DSECTION=symptoms
**A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
**Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
**Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind
**Eye fatigue after short periods of reading
**Sensitivity to light
**Difficulty wearing contact lenses
**Periods of excessive tearing
**Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after focusing for a prolonged period


(It's not always MS - sometimes it's treatable.) :)
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS or MS symptoms except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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Postby al2010 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:53 am

Thanks for the reply. Problem I have getting this seen to is that my GP doesn't seem all that concerned. He's given me a number of diagnosis including stress and more recently chronic fatigue syndrome! He's really not interested in seeing me anymore, and he's not the first to be like this. When I plucked up the courage to mention MS to him the other day he just told me not to be silly!

So I feel I have no option other than to wait for this to get better (hopefully) or worse. That’s really why I'm interested to see if anyone has ever had any improvement from ON after 9 months of no change.
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Postby euphoniaa » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:29 am

al2010 wrote:So I feel I have no option other than to wait for this to get better (hopefully) or worse. That’s really why I'm interested to see if anyone has ever had any improvement from ON after 9 months of no change.


Well al, I still suggest that you try to see an ophthalmologist - I've never needed a GP referral for one. An ophtho can either dx ON right away (it doesn't sound like you're sure of it yet), leading you immediately into further investigation for MS, or dx something simpler and more treatable, relieving both your symptoms and your stress.

Still hoping you find some relief!
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