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Old 01-06-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Optic neuritis ....

Last March I awoke one morning to blurry vision in my left eye....like a dark spot or floater that did not move.
Visited my regular eye doctor and he showed me a picture of the inside of my eye. Very scary indeed.
He sent me to a specialist who refered me to another doctor who is a neurologist. Tests were done and the black spot was diagnosed as optic neuritis.
At the time I had taken time off from my electrical job and was without insurance. The neurologist advised me to go back to work as he said that optic neuritis is sometimes the predecessor to multiple sclerosis and if I did get MS I would def need the insurance for the meds I would need.

Has anyone here had optic neuritis and how long did it take your eye vision to get clearer? Mine has improved slightly but it still looks like I'm trying to see thru a screen.

Has anyone had MS after optic neuritis?

 
Old 01-24-2008, 02:00 AM   #2
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Re: Optic neuritis ....

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Last March I awoke one morning to blurry vision in my left eye....like a dark spot or floater that did not move.
Visited my regular eye doctor and he showed me a picture of the inside of my eye. Very scary indeed.
He sent me to a specialist who refered me to another doctor who is a neurologist. Tests were done and the black spot was diagnosed as optic neuritis.
At the time I had taken time off from my electrical job and was without insurance. The neurologist advised me to go back to work as he said that optic neuritis is sometimes the predecessor to multiple sclerosis and if I did get MS I would def need the insurance for the meds I would need.

Has anyone here had optic neuritis and how long did it take your eye vision to get clearer? Mine has improved slightly but it still looks like I'm trying to see thru a screen.

Has anyone had MS after optic neuritis?
Please have a look at my thread 'Papilloedema+macular oedema'. My condition was first diagnosed as optic neuritis, then as optic neuropathy and only after an MRI and fluorescein angiopathy was it determined that the optic nerve was not involved.
It is true that optic neuritis is an early sign of MS but not everyone who gets optic neuritis goes on to develop MS. Anyway, as my case shows, until you have more detailed tests, you can't even be sure that it is optic neuritis.
I hope you get your insurance situation sorted out because you really need to get your condition diagnosed asap.

 
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:32 PM   #3
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Re: Optic neuritis ....

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Originally Posted by wirewoman View Post
Last March I awoke one morning to blurry vision in my left eye....like a dark spot or floater that did not move.
Visited my regular eye doctor and he showed me a picture of the inside of my eye. Very scary indeed.
He sent me to a specialist who refered me to another doctor who is a neurologist. Tests were done and the black spot was diagnosed as optic neuritis.
At the time I had taken time off from my electrical job and was without insurance. The neurologist advised me to go back to work as he said that optic neuritis is sometimes the predecessor to multiple sclerosis and if I did get MS I would def need the insurance for the meds I would need.

Has anyone here had optic neuritis and how long did it take your eye vision to get clearer? Mine has improved slightly but it still looks like I'm trying to see thru a screen.

Has anyone had MS after optic neuritis?

 
Old 04-16-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: Optic neuritis ....

Hi there Wirewoman- not sure if you will get this b/c it has been a while since you posted. I had ON last April, treated w/ IV Steroids, oral steroids, and then was told I need to keep doing routine MRI's. Well, August went fine but this Feb, I had 2 new enhancing lesions- and a diagnosis of MS. Just started Rebif.....although I am doing okay,it isn't easy. I wish you luck and hope you don't develop MS.


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Last March I awoke one morning to blurry vision in my left eye....like a dark spot or floater that did not move.
Visited my regular eye doctor and he showed me a picture of the inside of my eye. Very scary indeed.
He sent me to a specialist who refered me to another doctor who is a neurologist. Tests were done and the black spot was diagnosed as optic neuritis.
At the time I had taken time off from my electrical job and was without insurance. The neurologist advised me to go back to work as he said that optic neuritis is sometimes the predecessor to multiple sclerosis and if I did get MS I would def need the insurance for the meds I would need.

Has anyone here had optic neuritis and how long did it take your eye vision to get clearer? Mine has improved slightly but it still looks like I'm trying to see thru a screen.

Has anyone had MS after optic neuritis?

 
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