Leahma wrote:Hi EyeDoctor,
Would aprreciate your wisdom.
Mid December the vision in my right eye became blurred, peripherally, no eye pain but increased headaches. Feel like vision is grayed. Hard to see in bright light, and at night. When I get up at night I have a large black area with bright edges. Occassionally get pin point bright lights.
Saw eye spec - he could see partial vitreous detachment, but said it had been like that for a long time, scarring was evident. On further testing there was red/green colour vision lost.
I was referred to a retinal specialist who is excited as he can surgically fix the detachment! BUT I am worried it may be optic neuritis
In March I woke with stiff, sore legs and arms and extreme fatigue. Surgery is planned for 30 May, blurred vision, fatigue and sore body makes my work impossible.
I saw a rheumatologist who thinks (not his field of course) that vitreous detachment probably due to head injury some years ago. He put an urgent referral through to a neurologist. I will see him 25 May.
I don't want to get "hysterical" written on my file - should I go ahead and have surgery? or would it make sense to postpone? I thought optic neuritis would resolve itself.
I am not trying to diagnosis myself, just want to work from a position of knowledge when seeing the specialists.
Sorry this is long - probably hard for you to read also!
Thank you for your help, and good luck with your own health. Having a place to talk to others helps doesn't it?
Leahma wrote:Hi ED
Thank you for your post! It is partial vitreous detachment (retina is OK-no tears/detachment) The specialist developed surgery for this, after working with diabetic retinopathy. Found out they could fix it, now want to, whether it is necessary or not! and tell me as a complication of surgery, I will need cataract op in 2-3 years!!!
When I had photo of the optic disc, the photographer noted the disc was swollen!
Thank you very much - you have given me enough to keep on questioning!
Have a good day
Grumpster wrote:Hello there eye doc,
I too had ON as a first symptom. Quite scary I must say. I have since had ON in the other eye and I have some residual damage in both eyes because of it. I am trying to determine some way to deal with the headaches and dizzyness that comes with the vision defects. I am also HYPER sensitive to light, especially fluorescent lights. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with the effects of ON residual damage?
I had my 1st ON bout at 31 and my diagnosis came shortly thereafter in the same manner as yours did.
Anyway, this is a good site to discuss things with others with MS. I find that not too many others understand what we are going through. Keep your head up and take care.
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