Optic neuritis

Well I went to the opthalmologist today and he had a good look behind my eyes, 3D etc. Yes I have optic neuritis and he said it's just a waiting game for it to get better. The bad news was that I had lost 10% of my vision in my left eye, never to return, but the good news was that I have better than average vision for my age, 61 both eyes together. He said the worst thing for causing it was stress, and I said that I probably had to agree with him. I have known him a long time as the eye that was diagnosed is my left eye that has myelination not demyelination, I was born with it. The funny thing is , is that he said that is what the doctor saw as it is impossible to see behind my eye with his little eye torch, but as it happens his diagnosis was correct. Anyway, he didn't charge me for the visit and gave me new varifocals. He is such a nice man. Hope you all are having a good evening. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

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  • I am so happy that you kind of good news it’s so nice when you have a doctor who knows what he is doing. They are hardto find.

    I found one in my Gynecologist I had some test done and he said that there was nothing wrong with me. I asked him to say it again and he did and I said to him that sounded so good to hear a doctor say those words.

    Don’t loose that doctor


  • Isn't that the truth, are these Drs that clueless or are the schools that bad? My GP is better than the "MS Specialists" i have been to.

  • Awe, it could've been worse. At least you might see some improvement.. Sounds like a terrific doctor an that's so reassuring with something as important as your vision.. As ssdw1958 says, hang onto a good thing. Blessings, Lynn

  • Glad you had a good visit.

  • Glad you got a second opinion and it confirmed diagnosis. Sounds like you have a good relationship with your opthalmologist . Perhaps you may still regain some vision? I had to look up varifocals! I wear bifocals and had never heard of varifocals before.

  • lois52 the varifocals help everyday life. You can read short and long distance, as long as they are fitted properly. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • I hope that your vision improves jimeka and I am glad that you have a good ophthalmologist. Take care my friend!πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌπŸπŸŒˆβ˜€οΈ

  • Morllyn thank you. Hugs Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • Sounds right, however, from someone who has had optic neuritis at least 7 times, having been treated by several different opthalmologists from 3 different practices, you can get your vision back, at least in part! I've been treated various ways, actually it was always the neurologists that did the treatments, and the opthalmologists wanting to only monitor, but all the opthal's seemed in agreement, that once it ran it's course, what was left, was there to stay. And it did, except...Years later after my last episode, and having gone on a nutritional journey as per recommendation of one of my neuro's after I had become intolerant of all the conventional treatments, nutrition is all that I do and what I keep up with to this day, and nearly all the "blank spots" in my vision have gone away! It was always easy to see looking out over a lake at the pattern made by the waves. But it has been confirmed. There is still a bit left, but no longer noticeable. (I'm a retired engineer, manager, business owner....always had to have my secretaries correct my grammer and spelling)

    And in case you wondered, I started out with IV steroids in a hospital, to doing nothing other than monitoring after the first couple episodes. Luckily, it's been at least 10 year now since my last, and at least 5 since my last any type of episode. Still many M.S. "gifts", but I keep telling myself, they're getting better too, slowly. Like my neurologist said at my last visit, too bad everyone with M.S. couldn't just eat right! That's from the doc!

  • MarkUpnorth thank you Mark, read and understood. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈

  • @jimeka, I’ll keep praying your vision improves greatly. Keep us posted!

  • greaterexp thank you. Will do. Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • jimeka thank you for letting us know your update. I have been wondering what was going on. I am glad you were able to get things checked out, and I hope your vision will improve.

  • bavery207 thank you very much.πŸ€—

  • Happy to hear that the news was mostly good!

  • Karen-x hi there, are you okay? Haven't seen you around for a while. Enjoying life to the full? Blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹ 🌈 🍫

  • Life is great! I try to check in once in a while. God has so graciously blessed me.

  • Karen-x Thanks be to God πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • jimeka, thanks for the update, I had been thinking about you. Thank goodness you have a compassionate doctor you have confidence in, and that the news left plenty of room for hope of improvement. Please keep us posted.

  • Thank you πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€— 🍫

  • So try to keep it at that 10%. If your eyesight is better than other at your age, well, let's keep it that way! Try some stress reducing exercising. My therapist made me a CD that I sit in a chair in a quiet room and as he instructs, I tense and hold, then relax various parts of my body until I've worked all the way through. You concentrate on what the muscles feel like when they're tensing, then relaxing. Let me tell you, when I'm done I'm ready to sleep! I'm so relaxed by the time I'm done.

  • mrsmike9buffering thank you. Good suggestion πŸ¦‹ 🌈 πŸ€—

  • jimeka

    Glad to hear you have such a nice doctor. Is he a neuro opthalmologist? So many appointments we all have..... isn't it exhausting?

  • suzy20 it sure would be nice only having to see 1 doctor πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ

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