Dim Vision Problems - Suggestions Requested.

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Mike James, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Mike James

    Mike James Guest

    I am about to undergo another round of medical consultations, and wondered
    if anyone had seen these symptoms before, and could suggest anything that I
    might have the doctors look for:

    For the last 4 years, I have been experiencing problems with my vision
    gradually dimming. The brightness levels maintain the same level for several
    months or a year and then I suddenly experience extreme tiredness for a
    couple of days, along with a sudden small drop in brightness levels. This is
    a permanent drop in brightness levels.

    Visual acuity is unaffected, and there is no other distortion, apart from
    floaters, within the vision. It's as if a 100 watt lightbulb was replaced
    with a dimmer lightbulb. BTW, I also experience a temporary dulling of
    hearing as well.

    An MRI was carried out when this started and didn't reveal any problems.

    The doctors can find no evidence of retinal detachment.

    Apart from the tiredness, there has been no discomfort or pain at all.

    [The doctors could not find any cause, and since it was not affecting my
    life at the time, took no further action. With a further small reduction
    in vision, I am going to have another go at trying to find an answer.
    Why is it that doctors _hate_ having to admit that they don't have an
    answer ? :)]

    Does anybody have any suggestions or for any types of specialists that
    I should see ? (I'm in the UK in case it matters for the latter)

    Thanks for any information,

    Mike.
     
    Mike James, Dec 29, 2004
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  2. Mike James

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (Mike James) wrote in
    I hate to say this, but my initial reaction is that you should be tested
    for MS.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Dec 29, 2004
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  3. Yes, and quickly. Vision problems are often the first sign of MS and the
    fatigue is indicative of an active immune response occurring. Get it checked
    out quickly.
     
    John Hasenkam, Dec 30, 2004
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  4. Mike James

    g.gatti Guest

    Study the methods for relaxation of the visual centers in the brain
    and you wil solve all your problems.
    also, learning to look at the sun is basic and fundamental.
     
    g.gatti, Dec 30, 2004
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  5. Mike James

    retinula Guest

    Oh my god!

    Nobody listen to this idiot. Solar retinitis is a well known clinical
    entity that permanently destroys your fine macular vision.
     
    retinula, Dec 31, 2004
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