Hi. I woke up this morning to find my eyes even more blurry than they had been in the last week. Because both eyes are now affected it freaked me out enough to go back to hospital who immediately referred me back to the emergency eye clinic. After numerous tests they came to the conclusion that it was another attack of optic neuritis. (my first ever attack was in May this year). However, he could see no swelling of the optic nerve or disk. Also, the extensive mri scans I had a few weeks ago showed no lesions either. He said that even though it can’t be seen on mri scan that it still is ON because of my symptoms and the fact that I suffer with myelitis. Even though it cant be seen on mri, another consultant told me that I will get an ms diagnosis because it is 2 (now 3) separate events. Is that right?
He also couldn’t explain why it comes and goes. Monday/tuesday last week bad. Wed/thurs worse, Saturday/Sunday near normal, Monday bad in the morning but improved in the afternoon . This morning dreadful in both eyes. He said it was just the nature of my ON and it follows a similar pattern to my myelitis in that it fluctuates. I’m sure he is telling me the truth… but I cant find any information to support that. Is it right that ON can fluctuate daily/weekly? I have another appointment at the eye clinic next wednesday to assess how things are. I am really worried because work are concerned because this is the 3rd day I have had off in the 8 months I have been there. I am concerned that it will affect my employment as they are a small family firm. I was dismissed from a major blue chip company in 2006 after 10 years and I just feel like I am getting a bit of life back and now this happens.