Firstly, I have just had a brief look through some of the threads on here and must say what a lovely, supportive forum. I am hoping someone on here might be able to put my mind at rest a little after a google search has inadvertently led me here.
I have had an Opthalmology appointment today following a GP referral earlier this year after I experienced two bouts of eye pain and mildly blurred vision in my right eye. First time round I assumed I just needed an eye test (having not had one for 20 years!) and visited the Optician who did a thorough examination (eye test, field of vision test and a photo of the back of my eye) and said whilst there was nothing to worry about I had a an area at the bottom/right side of the eye where the field of vision wasn’t very good. A letter was sent to my GP who did nothing until I went to see him three months later when the symptoms returned. He said he was sure it was ‘nothing sinister’, ran thyroid tests and referred me to Opthalmology. On both occasions my symptoms disappeared in about 10 days.
Had Opthalmology appt in January and was asked lots of questions (including did anyone in the family suffer any Neurological complaints - which they don’t) and concluded I had probably had sinusitis. I was sent a follow up appt and had tests preceeding this last week which again showed same prob with field of vision and slight delay with red/green dot recognition test in same eye.
Saw Opthalmologist today who said my eye health is excellent but wants to repeat field of vision test and get another photo/scan of back of eye.
I would probably have thought nothing more of any of this (I am a busy mum of two lovely little boys so haven’t really had time to worry!) and as both times symptoms came and went didn’t really give it much thought especially as it had been suggested the cause was sinusitis. However, in amongst this about a month ago I began to have excruciating face pain. I went to the dentist assuming I had a tooth problem but as I haven’t got a single filling he was sure the problem wasn’t tooth related. Two weeks of sudden shooting intermittent pain led my dentist to suggest Trigeminal Neuralgia for which I have been taking Carbemezapine.
Anyway (and sorry this is soooo long!) I have stupidly googled tonight and am now wondering if there is more to these symptoms than I first thought. I definitely have not had Optic Neuritis but has anyone had any experience of the sort of eye symptoms I have had without ON and does anyone here have TN? I haven’t been to my GP since the referral last year as haven’t had cause to - other than this I am in really good health. I’m 38.
Would so appreciate hearing from anyone. Thanks for reading!