Have any of you gotten this or know someone who has this?
I went to the opthamologist June 28 and both of my optic nerves were swollen. They couldn’t get me in for an MRI for a week b/c since I am diabetic they require blood work before they give me contrast. That is what they said. On July 1, I started losing my vision. I called my opthamologist at home and saw her the next morning when I had no vision in one eye. She didn’t know the apppointment was a week away. She yelled at her staff and said it should have been done within 24 hours.
The optho said that this can happen if your brain swells and you have nerve damage from high blood pressure, are a smoker, or many years of diabetes. The neurologist I saw said that sometimes your brain swells, and we don’t know why, and then the swelling goes down, and we don’t know why. When the brain pressure goes up, the only outlet for that pressure is your optic nerve, and that is what causes it to swell. Whatever! Also, that nerve is misshaped, so that increases the chances of damage.
Vision has started to recover. They say all improvement will be within the first 6 months. We’ll see, I guess.
I am starting to recover, but curious if any of you have had this or know someone who has.had this. If you have questions about what I experienced, let me know.