Vision

I have just woken up and my vision has a blind spot in my left eye. When I read I have to reposition my eye to be able to read everything on the page. I have PPMS and eyesight has never been a problem. Just recently I have had a pain behind my left eye like a migraine pain so I just thought it is part of an ms headache. Can anyone relate to this. Any explanation is appreciated. Thank you blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ‘€

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  • jimeka

    It could be optic neuritis or ocular migraine or a retinal detachment or...

    Regardless, please seek medical attention ASAP

    Sending prayers!

  • @erash thank you 😊

  • Prayers going up for you jimeka. I agree with stash about medical attention asap. God bless my friend.

    Donnie

  • Erash not stash.lol. again I hate auto correct.

  • Doubled51 thank you πŸ¦‹

  • Definitely get into MS or eye doc ASAP. The blind spot might be temp or permanent. Have you ever had any glaucoma problems? I know we always think something MS, but there could be something else causing pressure on the optical nerve. Hubby has glaucoma problems & a blind spot in right eye. He’s had 3 surgeries and most recent less than 4 weeks ago. Lots of drops many times a day. Hope you get relief soon. Sending prayers πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Lynn

  • CalfeeChick thanks Lynn. I intend to get it check ASAP. Will let you know how it goes, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ ❄️

  • jimeka, I'm so glad you are going to see your doctor and are not waiting! Please keep us posted. I'm praying for you, you sweet thing.

  • greaterexp thank you Erin, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • Jimena erash is wise as usual. Could be a serious problem with the retina. Have it looked at immediately.

  • goatgal thank you, hope you are ok, hugs, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • Go to the doctor, quickly jimeka !

  • Ocular migraines only last 20 min. typically, optic neuritis desaturates colors so compare something red with each eye. A central spot is often related to the macula which is your central vision. Please see your ophthalmologist.

  • marktwinter thank you, I hopefully will get to see him tomorrow. My opthomologist is really good and with me having ms sees me regular. He loves taking pictures of the inside of my eye, has I have myelynation in my left eye not demyelination, so it creates interest for him. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • @jimeka, I'm praying there is a simple explanation for this and that your vision returns to normal SOON. Reading what others have written does cause more concern. Praying for you and waiting to hear back on this. πŸ’ž

  • Tutu will do. Thank you 😊 πŸ€—

  • jimeka , as a sufferer of chronic hemiplegic migraine, I agree with erash . When was the last time that you had your eyes checked and did they do a visual field test? Ocular migraines generally don't hurt, but you get major visual disturbances. Could also be optic neuritis, or many other things, even some that mimic MS. I am not a medical doctor, but please seek attention from one ASAP.. You probably are going to need a thorough work-up. but there ARE answers!

    Praying for you,

    Sukie427

  • Sukie427 your prayers are appreciated. I will let you know. One of my biggest fears of ms is having vision problems, creates a lot of fear. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • jimeka I am reading this 19 hrs. after you posted, and don't have anything to add to what has already been said. My 1st thought was that it might not be MS related, but would need to be tended to ASAP. Wishing you well, keep us posted.

  • bavery207 thank you, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • jimeka I've only had ms for 6 months, but my Neuro sent me for a complete eye exam and an audiology exam to get baselines on vision and hearing. The vision specialist I saw is a neuro opthamologist and was able to review my MRI in connection with the eye exam. Your neurologist can also give you information about where your lesions are and if they correlate to vision, hearing etc. I recently learned that many ms patients experience what they perceive are vision and hearing issues, but in actuality it is your brain processing speed slowing things down. Sending you πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’œ

  • suzy20 thank you, I didn't know that, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • I'm so sorry jimeka, I know that has to be frightening. I agree with the other recommendations, and please let them know it is urgent when you call, this is the kind of thing they should get you right in for. It may well be MS-related, but macular degeneration can also present with a blind spot in the visual field, usually in the center. I'm not sure if it happens that abruptly, however. Please let us know what you find out and how you're holding up. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • dianekjs thank you, I will let you all know as soon as I can. Your prayers are much appreciated, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

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