Firstly, history - un dx and awaiting neuro appt
I had a routine eye exam this morning as I needed new glasses. I explained to the chappie who examined me that nearly 2 years ago, I had suspected ON but by the time I finally got my MRI (6 months after problems started) it had mostly all cleared up and the MRI showed “No inflamation and no demylination of the optical nerve” The hospital eye people said there was no problem and have discharged me.
The chap today said he wasn’t surprised that it had all cleared up by the time I had my MRI as inflamation comes and goes and he said he wouldn’t have taken ON off the table.
So I guess my question is : have I had it or not???
The exam today showed no colour difference in my optical nerve, there is no difference between the muscles of each eye and my pupils react the same. Field test also OK. He said that this would indicate that there is not a chronic complaint.
What happened 2 years ago was that my right eye went fuzzy (not too much - just enough to distract) and I had issues with the colours in that eye. Everything looked washed out and a bit grey. Again, not too bad but quite apparent when closing one eye. I do remember pain in my eye, kind of like when you try to read too much in dim light and you get eye strain.
I guess the other thing to take into consideration would be whenever I have a hot bath - and I mean HOT (I like my baths lava like!) I have problems with my eye. My eyesight goes fuzzy and I get the colour change that I mentioned earlier. A doc mentioned Urthoffs which apparently is the worsening of ON due to heat (???). I told the hospital eye docs about this heat thingy. He was a little rude and told me there was nothing wrong with my eye and the optical nerve as the MRI came back clear.
So please forgive the ramblings. I hope it makes some kind of sense. It was just something that is mulling around in my head since the eye exam…
It is what has gone on since then that the doc has referred my to nerology. lol.