I’m one of those in ‘limboland’ at the moment, awaiting a Neuro appointment. I’ve been ill for many years, and have picked up diagnoses for ME and Fibromyalgia along the way. However, things have become much worse since November, and, following an abnormal brain MRI, I finally get to see a Neurologist in September (earlier if my GP is successful in getting it brought forward).
I have many symptoms that tie in with those of MS, but wanted to ask specifically about my eye…over the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed that my eyesight in one eye keeps becoming blurred, but only in one part of the eye. This is now happening more and more, and is now accompanied with pain in and around the eye. My eye also hurts when I move it from side to side or up and down, and when I move my eyes, this eye seems to take a split second to ‘catch up’ and focus properly. I have also noticed a few ‘floaters’ in this eye, and the odd ‘flash’ of light.
I already wear glasses, prescribed about 6 years ago after my eyesight deteriorated quite rapidly and I was told my right eye (the one that is giving my problems now) was not coordinating properly with the left eye to create a sharp image. (IFrom this, I understand it means that when my eyes work together to focus on something, the two images from each eye are not meeting up correctly, thus creating only a blurred/double image.) At that time I was told that if I had not done anything about it when I did I would have ended up with permanent double vision. ((Am I right in thinking this can also be a sign of MS…am wondering if this may have been an early sign that was missed???)).
Anyway, I suppose my question to you lovely people is this…does this sound like an MS symptom, or am I just getting paranoid. I’m thinking of making an appointment for an eye test asap and mentioning it to the optician.
Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated.