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Vision Problems

Postby lauralou72 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Over the past few weeks my vision is slowly deteriorating. I can see fine when I close my right eye and only use the left eye, but when I close my left eye, my right eye sees blurry.when I use both eyes things are blurry. Everyday it is getting worse. I work at a school and really don't want to look like a pirate and wear an eye patch. Does anyone know if wearing one when I'm not at work will help correct this any quicker?
Thanks in advance, Laura
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Re: Vision Problems

Postby NHE » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:24 am

Hi Laura,
Have you seen an eye doctor? It sounds like that would be the best thing to do.

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Re: Vision Problems

Postby itzmesarahb » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:29 pm

From my experience with MS (which is limited but I am newly diagnosed) diplopia (sp?) aka double vision and blurry vision can happen with an exacerbation of MS. Using an eye patch I have been told does not "speed" up recovery. However, wearing an eye patch may help your balance and with bumping into things, it did so with me at least. I still have balance issues and still bump into things but not as much. However, depth perception is off. I recommend going to an ophthalmologist. The nerves are attached to the muscles and that is what is messing with your vision most likely, however seeing a doctor is a good idea. Currently, I am unable to drive due to double and blurry vision and would be a hazard on the road to myself and others. I would talk to a close friend or family member, schedule an appointment and get a ride to an eye doctor. I recommend skipping the optometrist as when I went to the optometrist they made me an immediate referral for the ophthalmologist so you might save some time and a copay this way. Good luck. Don't be ashamed if the eye patch helps you. This isn't about looking like a pirate -- it's about getting better and living your life as comfortably and "unblurry" as possible. Best of luck to you.
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