I haven't been posting much lately but I have been reading and keeping up with all of you.
I had an appointment with my opthomologist today. He has been following me with my optic neuritis. I just realized that not only do I have optic neuritis in my left eye but also my right is affected. It kind of came as a shock to me although I think it has been going on for a while. Today he said that my right eye was seeing better and I thought to myself "but the right eye was the good eye...was it not seeing well before?" Apparently not. No wonder I feel like I can't see anything!! He also looked closely at my retina and saw a spot of inflammation in addition to the optic nerve damage. AUGH! I still have problems with eye movement, pain and some nystagmus as well.
Has anyone had experience with this. I thought that typically optic neuritis only affected one eye?
It is so frustrating. I just have such problems with this. I am currently in a cytology selective for school and I love it, but I can't see any of the fine details. All the colors are so dull and foggy. I just feel so depressed about the whole situation. We are coming up on a year since I was diagnosed and my vision has not improved and it has in fact gotten worse since I first presented. I am sorry but I just needed to vent. He seemed pleased that I had better vision in my right eye, but I am not pleased because I still can't see. Does anyone know if there is anything they can do to make this better?
Thanks all. I am so thankful to have found this site and have people to talk about this with :)