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5265383 tn?1483808356

Question with respect to optic neuritis?

Is it possible to have optic neuritis that DOESN'T leave behind visibly damages optic nerves (four months later)?

I had vision issues in September; my optometrist wasn't concerned and it resolved completely.  My neuro opth ended up wanting to see me.

Based on symptoms, he suspects I had very mild ON.  I am unsure ... Didn't hurt that badly, I don't think I had any vision loss (but a patch in one eye that was like looking through wax paper -- only a couple of days though). Weird but different things in both eyes.  And the whole thing (all the lingering blurriness) resolved in 3.5 weeks.

Has anyone else's neuro opth or neuro told them this can happen?  

This may, apparently, be something that is a game changer re: my lack of diagnosis.  I am not holding my breath, BUT I'm also not convinced I had it?!?

I'm not comfortable finally (maybe who knows lol) having a diagnosis based on information there is no actual proof of ..

Thank you :).  Again!
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5509293 tn?1428531475
Did you have an OCT? If not, ask for one. OCT picks up damage to optic nerves even when the inflammation is subclinical, so I would think that if you had symptoms of ON then OCT would definitely pick up damage. Did you have visual fields? Those, too, should show something, but OCT is most sensitive. If you had bilateral ON then they won't be able to pick up on a Marcus Gunn pupil which is a clinical sign with monolateral ON. Hope that helps. I would really suggest the OCT if you have not had it.
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5265383 tn?1483808356
He did do the OCTs, and as far as I know nothing showed up, which was why I was surprised he suspects mild bilateral ON.
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5509293 tn?1428531475
That is strange. I don't know then. I hope your neuro in January will be able to help you make sense of this. Good luck and make sure to go in if you get eye pain on movement.
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5509293 tn?1428531475
That is strange. I don't know then. I hope your neuro in January will be able to help you make sense of this. Good luck and make sure to go in if you get eye pain on movement.
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5265383 tn?1483808356
Yes, I learned my lesson.  Do not ignore my eyes :(.  And that's what it was -- eye pain when I moved them ... but again, it didn't last long -- one week in my right eye and two weeks in my left eye.
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667078 tn?1316000935
Usually it will show up on the OCT or a MRI if you have had ON in the past. I would go by what the doctor said. Both eyes would be strange because ON is attacking the optic nerve and it would have to attack both optic nerves at the same time? For every rule there is an exception. Anything is possible.

Alex
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