Re: Optical Nerve Damage?
My husband had optical nerve damage as one of his many results from a massive stroke on Feb 29, 2012. It is actually worse than losing sight of one eye, because his vision cuts right at his nose - absolutely nothing past his nose to the right.
The stroke doctor said if an eye doctor examined him, he would say everything appeared normal, because it is not really in his eye or eye nerve, it's in the brain. So, I was surprised to hear the eye doctor said your eye doctor said the optic nerve was 'cloudy'.
I have heard of different types of stroke/eye problems. Some people have the slightest movement of the eye, which they don't even feel, that causes the brain to feel car sick, because it picks up on the slight visual movement. Some people have vision that seems blurry or double, but may get clear again. My husband just had vision cut - and sure, some problems following lines on a page, which is part of the whole stroke.
I do know someone who had their vision cut pop in and out on them. I think if it does that early on, it is a better sign of full vision recovery. I doubt my husband will get his back, but we do not dismiss that anything is possible, and work with what we have to the best of our abilities!
Last edited by Sandy Caregiver; 05-30-2013 at 04:56 PM.