Some advice please. Not posted for a while as being going through a horrendouse redundancy process, which is nearly over, thank goodness. Been part-time for 6 years since symptoms really escalated but company forced me to leave by saying whilst off sick that job was now full-time or nothing at all.
Anyway, I saw an Ophthalmologist on Tuesday as have had pain in eye since last relapse at Christmas; that was a real humdinger of a relapse and pain and vision loss in right eye started then. I have never had eye pain before although have suffered with double vision and blurred vision for years (intermittently). Ophthalmologist confirmed nothing wrong with actual structure of the eye, but in his opinion there is a problem with the nerves at the back of the eye which are attached to the eye muscles. As the nerves are faulty the muscles are not working so the eye has become dry. I have eye drops on permanent repeat prescription.
What concerns me is he told me to ‘learn to live with it and put up with it’
I am obviously not happy with this so do you think it reasonable if I ask my GP for a referral to a Neuro Ophthalmologist?
I am under the care of a neuro but only get access to him about once a year.
My right eye lid and eyebrow also droop and in the mornings I can’t open my right eye straight away as the eyelid seems to ‘stick’ and I have to prise it open, so this may also be connected with nerve problems? No discharge but light sensitive as well. I’m still an undiagnosed limbolander.
Any advice regarding referral to Neuro Opthalmologist very much appreciated!