A question I have been avoiding asking...

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Sparnix
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 10/4/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
 
I have recently been looking into college and a question came across my mind. Here is my situation. I have been attacked in both of my eyes at seperate times. My attacks were so severe that they left me with permanent damage. My left eye is pretty much useless and my right eye is now contrast and slightly color blind. As I'm sitting here thinking of furthering my education I asked myself "Because I have had these attacks, does this mean I will continue to have attacks on my eyes creating more visual problems?" Does MS work in the way of "we already attacked the eyes, so lets do it again!" or "We've been there, done that. Let's try a new area!"
 
What are people's experiences?
 
I'm just wondering, because I am still so young...I do want to go to college, but I dont want to drop 60 grand on a degree and not be able to use it in a couple of years....
 
Thanks!
 
Sparnix

hollyhock1999
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   Posted 10/4/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I asked my doctor the same thing after getting ON in both eyes - she said it was rare that it would repeat over and over in the eyes - I'm sure hoping she is right!

All the best.

Sparnix
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 10/4/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Holly,

I thought I was the only lucky person to get ON in both eyes! Do you have permanent damage as well? Thank you so much for responding....you just made my day!!!

hollyhock1999
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   Posted 10/5/2011 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

My left eye was pretty mild, but the right eye still loses some vision when I get hot. I'm hoping it will be back to normal eventually. I was really worried about going blind....but she said she has never heard of anyone going totally blind (maybe in one eye, but not both). I don't care to go blind in one eye either, but it was a big relief to know that it is probably as bad as it is going to get.

Hoping the best for you Sparnix!!!
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