Last reply 1 month ago
Asking to SEE if I’m not alone

My first symptom was optic neuritis… I’ve been told that It will only happen in one eye… well I feel as though my left eye is starting again with the same symptoms and vision problems as my right eye with optic neuritis. Has this happened to anyone else… or most importantly Is it false?

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1 month ago

@crystal89 , Optic Neuritis can be caused by inflammation of the optic nerve caused by MS.

I can see no reason why a further MS episode cannot inflame the other optic nerve. That’s just my view and I’m not medical at all.

Get it checked out, as you do not need a “self-fulfilling prophecy”. An eye-check with an Optician may be the quickest way to allay your fears.

And, you don’t need the stress that this may be causing you.

1 month ago

Im afraid to say I had it in both. It began in the right and for a period of time it was in both before it shifted to the left. It was over a period of a couple of months. Definitely go and see your nurse or consultant about it xx

1 month ago

I’ve had it in both eyes too at the same time. Started in my right eye and then a few weeks later in my left eye. It is a good idea to let your neurologist know as they might want to prescribe steroids to speed up your recovery so that you can see. That’s what happened to me, but then we are all different!

1 month ago

I’ve had it in both. My first symptom of MS was optic neuritis in my left eye in 2009. I had optic neuritis in my right eye in January of this year. This episode was not as bad as the first time. I asked for steroids to be prescribed and things settled within a week. Perhaps speak to your MS nurse.

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