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  • Kimberly
    Of course we all know that MS can cause blindness as i experienced this blindness back in 1995. Although I was very lucky that my vision had returned, (Slowly) I still have residule affects till this day. I have pheripheral vision problems, its almost like blinspots.
    I experience night vision loss and I have Scleritis, Bliferitis as well as Sjogren's. What a combination!! I do use Theratears as it does seem to help, but has anyone else experienced the vision problems?? Id love to hear your stories. Thank you! xoxoxo
  • joynerthedad
    Of course we all know that MS can cause blindness as i experienced this blindness back in 1995. Although I was very lucky that my vision had returned, (Slowly) I still have residule affects till this day. I have pheripheral vision problems, its almost like blinspots.
    I experience night vision loss and I have Scleritis, Bliferitis as well as Sjogren's. What a combination!! I do use Theratears as it does seem to help, but has anyone else experienced the vision problems?? Id love to hear your stories. Thank you! xoxoxo
    Hey Kimberly.  You will have to excuse the lack of detail in my reply...I will definitely give more detail later.  Optic Neuritis lead to my diagnosis.  The girls and I went to have our vision checked...they found a problem with my right eye.  Eventually after several optometrist and an opthamologist visit (he told me I did not have a brain tumor but there was a virus attacking my brain...Happy New Year - seriously) I ended up at UNC hospitals once more.  MRI and a Spinal Tap to confirm.  (Actually my primary care physician got me into UNC hospitals very quickly. )  I do have a blind spot in my right eye.  My left eye some what fills in what I an missing in with he  right...in other words do not close my left eye!  Night vision is not good at all.  Avoid it at all costs.  I see Syndee these days, she is a Neuro-othamologist.  Knowledhge of both fields is very helpful.
    It is a little difficult to explain to people that my eye is find...there does happen to be a place on my brain that reads the input from that eye that has a problem.

    I have had my share of not so good experiences with doctors as well...but it has taught me one thing...  they are people too.  Sometimes we come to them and expect them to know the answer straight away (at least I did).  They have to evaluate it just as I would.  Besides, I woudl imagine I am not exactly the ideal patient!    Hope your day goes well.
  • joynerthedad
    Thinking about it, there is not a lot more to tell.  Optometrists tried to correct my vision for a while in there.  Increased the lense strength on my right eye to the point it was like looking through a telescope on one side.  I can say it was rather difficult. I had just been diagnosed...the neurologist said to watch for even more balance issues.  Given the fact my new glasses had such a difference in lense strength on each side...I did suffer a few falls and mishaps.  I thought the MS had gotten the better of me...and then I remembered that I was not really any different when I walked out of that office than when I walked into it...what changed?  Ah, my glasses.  I put my old ones back on.  Things got a little better.  My body had adjsuted to the lack of vision, that is what I was used to, that is how I rolled.  It is definitely a team effort.  The doctors do their best, I also need to do my best with giving them feed back.  Now I see Syndee.  My vision cannot be corrected.  The blind spot in the vision of my right will always be there.  I asked her to write a letter to the optometrists that I see...for them to scan my old lenses and use them for the new prescription.  They still check my vision for worsing, but I wear the old prescription.  Turns out they knew Syndee, they had attended a number of seminars she spoke at.  That is part of the story.  I appreciate your patience.  I have a host of lesions and symptoms...so many I do like to revisit them all.  A new active lesion last year put the final piece to it all together.  That one alone was bad enough, but when combined with the others...well...it was time to adjust.  I finally retired, I am on disablity...it just was not safe for me or the wonderful people I worked with.  So my life has taken a different direction...

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