Originally Posted by deer1
My annual eye doctor appointment with an opthamologist is in three weeks. Do I wait to see him or should I try to see a neuro-opthamologist before then? Do you think the months I have had trouble focusing my eyes at times was a prelude to the nystagmus? Any hints or guidance from your experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Life with MS is filled with twists and turns and the ever noted "what if's". The hints of focusing difficulty may certainly have been a prelude- or not. For you, it might have been a prelude, but for someone else, it might be nothing at all. What I have learned from my MS is that nothing surprises me and that I refuse to let MS control who I am or what I do. When the "what if's" hit you, the first thing you need to do is to avoid blaming yourself for what you are going through. Many MSers will blame themselves for their symptom-du jour.
I would certainly try to see a neuro-opthamologist because they are in the best position to delve into your current problem. If you are seeing them when you are presenting, I often think that they will show more concern. MS is fickle in that it shows up when you are not at the doctor! LOL, well my MS always "hid" when I went to the neuro, though not any more.
Your regular eye doctor would likely refer you on to the specialist any way. You will still need to see your regular eye doctor. If you cannot get an appointment with the neuro-op., your regular eye doctor might be able to refer you ahead of time. I would certainly ask! BTW,
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