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Shrek
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had their eyes to not line up anymore? My left eyeball has drooped just over the past 2 to 6 months as well as not tracking together. It's very interesting to say the least.

uppitycats
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   Posted 12/31/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Your actual eyeball has lowered?? Or does it just "seem" like it's lowered (in that your vision seems lower on that side?)  If the actual eyeball has lowered -- this doesn't sound much to me like an MS problem...but certainly you need to be to an opthamologist and maybe get a brain scan to see what's going on inside!

I HAVE had periods when one eye doesn't "track" with the other, or the eyes jump around, affecting my vision.  And of course during episodes of optic neuritis, I've lost color vision in one eye. And there are periods when my vision is very fuzzy, or blurry.  MS can affect your vision in lots of ways...but actually physically lowering your eyeball..that sounds like something much more serious going on, if that really is what is happening!

 


...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Shrek

Many with MS have problems with their eyes. It's not something that all with ms have, but it's definitely an ms symptom. I"ve included a link to the National MS Society discussing visual disturbances. I hope this helps explain things. I agree with Uppity on the lowered eyeball. U should really be seen by a specialist.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIVE_spotlight_vision


rhonda
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Shrek
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   Posted 12/31/2007 10:45 PM (GMT 0)   
I'm sorry I'm new to this. The eye is tracking on a lower plain. And sometimes the it is dialated differently also. I have an appointment for next month, next year, with a Neuro Opthalmologist for further tests.


Thanks!!

Beau2006
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Good morning.

Eye problems....from what I have read and researched, it appears that one of the first places MS attaches is the optical nerves, however with MS, everyone is so different, and no two people are the same.

Four years ago, I had double vision out of my left eye. I went to a specialist, who advised that I had suffered some kind of nerve damage.....well I guess I did, called MS. That was the very first sign that I can really remember, and it went away in about two years. Did not get another symptom for 2 years, where again the same eye was not tracking correctly, and I noticed the vision out of this eye was dimmer than the right eye.  Again after a period of time, it went away too, however still notice that it is quite light sensative.

I think back now and wish that the eye specialist would have followed thru with this a bit more then he did. It might have been able to diagnose something then. Over the last two years, when it came back again - gees let me see - eye problems, inner ear problems, low blood sugar problems, numbness and quite a bit of pain in my right temple that went right down to my right ear, etc.etc.  All of the above came, and then went. And then the numb fingers, and then finally that electric shock feeling when I bend my head forward.  MRI (again) however this time, lesions were noted....

It was a very long two years, and at one point - the doctor said to me "I dont know what is wrong with you" - not a comfortable position to be in.

Gary


Shrek
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   Posted 2/21/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings to anyone reading this.

I've been examined by a neuro opthomologist recently and what a joke that was. They ran tests for about two hours and said there was nothing wrong with my eyes or the optic nerve, which was very good news don't get me wrong but, they didn't believe me and acted like I was an imposition. Fortunately the problem with my eyes had cleared up by about 90%, so the bad symptoms of course were not showing up. He said a little drift was normal, well they have never drifted before in 52 years. I know no one person knows it all, but they don't even try to get to the bottom of it. Anyway since then the weather is turning warm again, down right hot. ( I live way south). And my eye symptoms have returned. And I don't have a clue what it is, if it is normal for ms, if it is related to some unknown neurological problem or anything. Thats enough ranting for one day I guess. Have a very good day to anyone reading this.

Shrek.

rhondab
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   Posted 2/21/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Shrek

I'm with u here friend. I've had my eyes examined a few times too only to be told there is nothing wrong...other than normal vision loss...and that i was having migraines in my eye. Recently i was given a dx of early ON. I guess that just means hang in there. I seem to have found a good doc who is willing to persue these eye probs and is sending me to a Neuro Opthamalogist on Monday. Just keep at it friend and don't stop if u know there is somethig wrong with u'r vision. If it's there it will eventually show up on testing.
rhonda
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*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*


1mom
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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Shrek..My sons eye has drooped since his relaspe last year (in the right eye) has double vison when looking extremely right.the muscle can be weaken and not track with the other eye as we are told.He suffers from Nystagmus also(eye jitters)downbeat w/slow drift upward to level . We saw the Nero,Op..@ U of M.Last week..There is no nerve damage to his eyes 20/20.  We are going to the low vision center there to get fitted for a special contact lens.(no prescirp)In hope that it will transmitt a tactical response signal to the eye which may slow the downbeat movement.Also we are seeing a surgeon in June to tighten the muscle(s)to try and correct double vision, lift eye up..and slow downbeat movement..He said with no nerve damage invovled, tightning the muscle may work in his case.His vision is blurred at distances and wears sun glases, because of light senitivity.Also keep in mind his been dealing with this for a year(straight), before they deceided to futher his treatment.

its not how hard you get hit,its how hard you get hit,and keep moving forward, that how winning is done. 
                                        Sincerely,1MOM


Shrek
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   Posted 2/26/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!

Thanks for the information. From all indications it seems as though I've entered the game, as it were, in the early stages. It's frightening to think that a person could lose their hearing, sight, mobility, etc...and it seems as though the doctors are hurrying at a snails' pace to help. I've always been against big government, but after being on the receiving end for a while maybe socialized medicine isn't such a bad idea after all. Sorry about that, the thread is about eye problems, I know.

Thanks everyone for the responses.

Shrek

1mom
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Shrek,

Try and stay cool..I'm sure the heat & stress aggravate your symptoms...I know what your saying every thing with this illness moves very slow........We had many appointments that they say everythings great ..next week will be havoc.Saw the MS proffessor @ U of M..slight tingling problem,(sons regular appointment) the next week my son had a severe relaspe.Go fiqure.Hes still mending ...but hes getting better,,,.very slow.....Nothing makes sense with this illness, thats for sure.I'm your age,dealing with this second hand, but watching my son @ 30 suffer-is tough..its nice to visit here to vent alittle.Deb


its not how hard you get hit,its how hard you get hit,and keep moving forward, that how winning is done. 
                                        Sincerely,1MOM


rhondab
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   Posted 2/28/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Shrek

Are u saying u've been dx'd with MS?? What did the doc say was happening with u'r eye??
rhonda
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
 
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*


Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/28/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   

What do you mean you "have entered the game".  I am confused.  Did you get diagnosed???

Love and prayers,


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


1mom
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   Posted 2/28/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought you were saying you were diagnosed...............People care, let us know.
its not how hard you get hit,its how hard you get hit,and keep moving forward, that how winning is done. 
                                        Sincerely,1MOM


D'awesome
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   Posted 3/4/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Gary, I can really relate to your long two years... I changed doctors a couple times thru the past 12 years when several acted as though I was just a pain for complaining.. then one finally gave me the fibromyalgia label and that was the catchall reason for it all... until finally my current dr put 2 + 2 together and got a great neuro involved who hit the nail on the head to start with but couldn't find a lesion right away...

But with the eyes, I had what they thought was viral meningitis in 2002, left me with double vision for 30 days, and it promptly went back to normal. Since that time, my contacts became unbearable to wear, dry eyes worsened making them harder to tolerate contacts too, and then recently, the color reception changed in the right eye and the pupils were visibly unequal. Fortunately it was in perfect timing for my neuro visit to follow up on the Nerve conduction Test in my legs... and he dx'd optic neuritis, and with a multitude of other new flares, concluded AGAIN it's MS.

Shrek, persist until you get a dr to listen and get the tests done until they find what's wrong. I know it's discouraging, believe me I went in pretty frustrated the other day and though this isn't a "happy dx" and he really hates the dx for me, it's an answer and now I can come to understand where I've been for the past 12 yrs and where I'm going.
 

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