Hi all – My husband started having vision issues about 10 days ago. A week ago he went to the eye doctor who discovered a swollen optic nerve. She recommended he go to the ER that evening for a MRI which came back clear. A couple more doctor's appointments have given us very little information except that this is optic neuropathy, it's possibly genetic and that there is about 1/3 chance it will improve, 1/3 chance stay the same, 1/3 chance it will get worse. And about the same odds for the other eye. I am giving myself major anxiety and fear with google; so I am hopeful this group can be a support as we start to navigate this road. We are hopeful to get an appointment with Mayo Florida sooner than later.
Is there any additional research or statistics about the chances of the other eye being affected? Please share anything you know.
Thank you so much.