I was told that there was nothing they could do and there was nothing that could help see better. I have now been without 30% of my vision in
my left eye.....a present from ON, since last summer.
I have two Opthomogists, one a regular eye doctor and one that is a Neuro/Opthomologist. My Neuro has said that as time goes by, I should get a bit
better in that eye. I asked how long...."it has been a year already". She told me that it could be years, but most likely not at all. Some do, some don't.
And there is the faint possiblity that I could have a relapse or two or three. If that should occur, it will continue to destroy the nerve.
Now my regular doctor, knowing all of this, busted his buns to make my other eye see the best he could. Since I have worn glasses since teen days,
it was funny that he was trying to tweak as much as he could. Then he started on my bad eye. I told him that I was under the notion that it was the
nerve not the eye and he agreed. Guess he wanted to help in every way possible. Didn't do any good.
It is very difficult driving, reading, watching movies or tv even. I still cannot get use this, and since I play instruments and sing with a group.....it has
set me back and pretty well destroyed all of that. And since I am a computer engineer, and look at monitors all day.....I get a huge headache
by the end of the day.(everyday)
I have tried magnifications and all sorts of other "assisted" features on computers and with books, but nothing works any better than my glasses or
no glasses at all.
It is just the way it is. Some people get away with having an easy time with ON, some don't. Just like MS, some have an easy time and.........
It is the nature of this beast.
My regular Neuro has suggested twice that I put patch over the damaged eye and get used to seeing out of the good eye. I haven't tried that yet,
but my eye doctors seem to thing it might help my frustrations, so I will do after chritmas.