optic neuritis

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I am a paranoid 26 year old male. I see this strange flashes in my eyes, and I am nervous that they may be due to optic neuritis. I don't have color loss, no vision acuity loss, I do have a mild dull pain in my eye....but it goes away when I don't think about. I have seen an eye doctor and he said that my nerve is fine, and that i might simply be seeing entopic phenomenon. I do not think that i have other ms symptoms, but often times my panic and anxiety take over and I am sure that i do have them. I have been seeing these flashes for over a month now, with no other vision disturbances. Does this sound like something that might be associated with NO? Also, I do not get these with movement or noise, they seem to arise out of nowhere. Thanks, and I appreciate your knowledge and desire to help.

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   Posted 10/26/2006 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you should listen to your eye doctor.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey 26 year old paranoid.......

Did you see an eye doctor (Opthamologist-A Doctor that is an eye specialist) or a Optician (The guy that gives you an
eye exam at Lens Crafters)

If you did not see a Opthamologist, you may want to make an appt. If indeed you did already saw one....
I would take his/her word for your phenomenon. Optical N, is pretty easy to spot and I doubt that the doctor
would excuse it as entopic phenomenon.

I speak from experience. ON took 1/3 of my left eyesight away from me.

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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Papitodd

I agree with Uppity that u should listen to u'r eye doc, but would add that there is a type migraine that comes with visual disturbances like u describe and no headache. Maybe it'd be worth checking into. It may only be just as u'r eye doc describes, and he/she'd be the one to best tell u, but it can't hurt to take a look at it. Best wishes and i hope u'r eye probs resolve quickly.

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