Ughhh......Blurred Vision Issues again???

By jefff Latest Activity July 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm Views 1,099 Replies 5 Likes 2

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So I've noticed that as the summer has gone on, my vision has gotten even worse (meaning blurrier and additional "floaters") through the summer?

My Neurologist wants me to come in of course because he wants to refer me to an Eye Specialist with MS knowledge. I said YES of course, but why can't he/they just call in the referral versus me having to see him for 5 minutes and then go over to another Physician for the actual Eye test? Ughhhhh…

SORRY everyone, this is just one of my "pet peeves" within our medical community and it has gotten so out of whack the past couple of years! Each one feels they need to make as much $$$$$ as possible, like we're never going to NOT need their services anymore…of course we will and do!

There has to be a way out of this and the many other situations that come up like this, so has anyone else experienced the same thing? If so, what was your course of action? Can you please SHARE it with the other members?

Thank You, jefff

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  • grammasherri
    grammasherri August 17, 2015 at 10:25 am   

    I have just went through this. Again. The Neuro sent me to eye doc the eye doc said not it is not active MS but since I have had Optic Neuritis before, that the heat, stress, fatigue could have triggered an episode that in my case gets better with sleep, cool air, cool water and such. Mostly catnaps helps.

  • angitrouble
    angitrouble August 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm   

    went and got glasses, month later needed knew glasses. just can't keep up with the ever changing eyes!!!

  • jefff
    jefff August 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm   

    All I can tell you Sherri, is that I experience what you've described everyday and I can't stand it! I have a neighbor who is an "Eye Specialist," so I asked him about my issue and he was very direct…"Come into my office where I have the right tools to evaluate you!" I sort of knew he'd say that, but the minute you sit up in one of these guys chairs, they seem to freeze up whenever the word Multiple Sclerosis is mentioned…it's like we have the plague or something!

    I know that most Docs are afraid of us because we have so many variables to our disease and they don't want to be on a report as diagnosing something that may only come on during the height of an exacerbation…they want something tangible that can be cured right away.

    Oh well, on and on we go through the "Days of our Lives!" Yes, I used a Soap Opera title to describe our MS and how we survive everyday, so forgive me.

    You take care, jefff

  • grammasherri
    grammasherri August 19, 2015 at 6:49 am   

    I use 'Days of our lives' everyday because it fits so well. I think that the disease MS scares the heck out of doctors other than Neuros. Eye docs, Family doc and any other. They do not know enough about it. And with there not being one case like the other plus it being so unpredictable. The guy that I went to was very thorough. He did say that I had a previous episode in my left eye. But there was nothing present now. He even called up a copy of my MRI. My neuro tries to explain it as 'leftovers'. Things that have happed before and triggers reoccurs them. But that is the way of MS. Ans with there being so many 'types' of MS like Primary Progressive, Secondary Progressive, Relapsing/Remitting and such…it gets all messed up.

  • jefff
    jefff August 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm   

    Yes and No to these Doctoros' because every time they claim someone in their office (as a patient) as having MS, they are now the responsible physician for that declaration and assume that responsibility for the remainder of your life and some Neurologists as well as GP's are VERY frightened of that for some reason.

    I personally do not understand it, but this is the life we live as fellow MSer's! ;-(((

    Thanks Sherri…another great post, jefff