bacterial conjunctivitis Loss of vision

Posted by godislove @godislove, May 21 1:28pm

I have been in and out of the ophthalmologist. My symptoms was my left eye was in pain and the very bottom of my vision felt like a light was shining in my eye, very sensitive to light. He did and exam and he said it came back normal. A few days later I woke up with discharge coming from my eye. I went back to the doctor he said I had, bacterial conjunctivitis my eye is not pink at all, but it feels swollen and in pain and feels like something is in my eye and the vision is really bothering me. He prescribed me a antibiotic drop to take for 5 days. I am concerned that I may have something different, and my vision is worrying me it will not come back to normal. Thanks for all the feedback and support.

I drew a diagrams of my issue basically part of my effected eye has a static like vision in just one spot. So for example if I am looking directly strait ahead and holding a cell phone in that part of my view it becomes static like. This came on suddenly like 5 days ago and the doctor said he has no answers on why this is happening. He wants to perform a field test. But my central vision is 20/20 and all other tests including pressure for my eye is normal. I am 42 years old. In good health exercise every day.

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@godislove

I drew a diagrams of my issue basically part of my effected eye has a static like vision in just one spot. So for example if I am looking directly strait ahead and holding a cell phone in that part of my view it becomes static like. This came on suddenly like 5 days ago and the doctor said he has no answers on why this is happening. He wants to perform a field test. But my central vision is 20/20 and all other tests including pressure for my eye is normal. I am 42 years old. In good health exercise every day.

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I hope the drops are helping your conjunctivitis. 20/20 central vision is only one measure of eye health. I would have the visual field test done if these symptoms continue. It tells the doc exactly where the disruption is vision is occurring. It is a non-invasive test that takes about 15-20 minutes, usually administered by a skilled tech, and will help figure out the problem. Depending on results, it may be followed by an examination of your retina, a prescription for more drops, or just cautious watching.
Let us know how you progress.
Sue

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@sueinmn

I hope the drops are helping your conjunctivitis. 20/20 central vision is only one measure of eye health. I would have the visual field test done if these symptoms continue. It tells the doc exactly where the disruption is vision is occurring. It is a non-invasive test that takes about 15-20 minutes, usually administered by a skilled tech, and will help figure out the problem. Depending on results, it may be followed by an examination of your retina, a prescription for more drops, or just cautious watching.
Let us know how you progress.
Sue

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Drops are helping with the swelling. I am getting very anxious and worried, about my sight in my left eye. It came on suddenly and I am worried it may be something else the ophthalmologist may have missed or something more serious. Has anyone ever experienced what I am feeling? Thank you for the support. My next appointment is on June 8th a few days after my birthday. All my friends and family are telling me its from the infection, but I am having my doubts.

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I almost went to the Er yesterday but I held back to wait to see if the drops help clear up my vision. My ophthalmologist said he is not concerned and currently he doesn’t know what the cause of my vision change is. But I am the one suffering through this and its not easy 🙁

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@godislove

I almost went to the Er yesterday but I held back to wait to see if the drops help clear up my vision. My ophthalmologist said he is not concerned and currently he doesn’t know what the cause of my vision change is. But I am the one suffering through this and its not easy 🙁

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My daughter, a telehealth nurse, says that with vision changes like yours, you need to go to the ER. I would suggest one affiliated with a teaching hospital or large practice, so that there are opthalmologists on call. Eyesight is too precious to wait and worry.
Let me know what you learn.
Sue

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@godislove

I almost went to the Er yesterday but I held back to wait to see if the drops help clear up my vision. My ophthalmologist said he is not concerned and currently he doesn’t know what the cause of my vision change is. But I am the one suffering through this and its not easy 🙁

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@godislove, I know it is a weekend, but I agree with Sue that you should get checked. Infection, swelling, sudden vision change should be checked, now. Monday is a long way off.
I once had an eye 'act up', for something different on a Saturday night. I called my PCP early Monday morning and he sent me to ophthalmologist who sent me to Retina Specialist. In a matter of days, I was diagnosed and started on treatment. I lost some of my central vision in one eye. My doctors said that if I had waited any longer, it would have been much worse.

I don't know why these thing happen on weekends. Let us know what you find out. Do you have someone who can take you to the ER?

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Thank you everyone for the kind words I am here at the Er now waiting to be seen. They performed a ct scan and thank God it came back normal. I am waiting to see the ophthalmologist to determine whats actually wrong with my eye. I ll keep everyone posted.

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@sueinmn

My daughter, a telehealth nurse, says that with vision changes like yours, you need to go to the ER. I would suggest one affiliated with a teaching hospital or large practice, so that there are opthalmologists on call. Eyesight is too precious to wait and worry.
Let me know what you learn.
Sue

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I ll let you know as soon as I know Sue. Please thank your daughter for me.

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@sueinmn

My daughter, a telehealth nurse, says that with vision changes like yours, you need to go to the ER. I would suggest one affiliated with a teaching hospital or large practice, so that there are opthalmologists on call. Eyesight is too precious to wait and worry.
Let me know what you learn.
Sue

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So the ophthalmologist here thinks I have optic nurotis sorry for spelling my eyes are currently dilated, she ordered a mri and might admit me for IV for 3-5 days I ll keep everyone posted on results

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So after a long night at the Er they said they ruled out optic neuritis. They diagnosed me with (Naion) upon leaving the ER not sure I actually agree with that diagnosis. But only time will tell.

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I hope your eye heals on its own – I have had sudden vision issues in the past, and they sometimes improve spontaneously. Here is a little info about NAION:
https://www.brighamandwomens.org/neurology/neuro-ophthalmology/non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
Here is a discussion on Mayo Connect by some people who have experienced it. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/non-arteritic-ischemic-optic-neuropathy/
Also, on a more positive note, I have a hole in my ??? just outside my central vision – diagnosed 15 years ago – while it did not go away, my brain was able to compensate. Now I only notice it under very low light or stressful conditions. The ophthalmologist checks it 2 times a year, and it never seems to change.
Sue

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@sueinmn

I hope your eye heals on its own – I have had sudden vision issues in the past, and they sometimes improve spontaneously. Here is a little info about NAION:
https://www.brighamandwomens.org/neurology/neuro-ophthalmology/non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
Here is a discussion on Mayo Connect by some people who have experienced it. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/non-arteritic-ischemic-optic-neuropathy/
Also, on a more positive note, I have a hole in my ??? just outside my central vision – diagnosed 15 years ago – while it did not go away, my brain was able to compensate. Now I only notice it under very low light or stressful conditions. The ophthalmologist checks it 2 times a year, and it never seems to change.
Sue

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Sue your very uplifting, I feel very depressed right now, I am worried it will affect my good eye now. I need your guy’s support more than ever now 🙁

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