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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2009
  • 08:31 PM

For the past 2 and a half months I have been dealing with visual field loss in the left eye. Other symptoms have included floaters and a shimmering effect in the peripheral fields of that eye, as well as worse vision in low light and darkness. The symptoms have steadily progressed despite treatments. I went to see my regular opthamologist as soon as I realized the problem. I had a normal eye exam. I was dissatisfied and went to another. He performed Humphrey visual field testing, which showed a left lateral visual field defect. I have since had 5 additional visual field studies, each worse than the one before. I also had a normal MRI. I was referred to another opthamoligist in the neighboring city and was diagnosed with retrobulbar neuritis. I underwent 3 days of IV steroids followed by tapered doses of oral prednisone. Still, the symptoms worsened. I was referred to Mayo Clinic and saw a neuro-opthamologist. I had additional testing, including a flourescin angiogram, OCT, and electroretinogram. The electroretinogram was abnormal in the left eye. She then referred me to a retinal specialist at Mayo, the tentative diagnosis is Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy. This is based on the abnormal electroretinogram and decreased visual field without any obvious findings when examining the retina. All the lab work had also come back normal. There are a few more things to rule out, including a tick born disease and cancer related retinopathy (I do not know of any cancer). Does anyone have any experience with AZOOR?

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  • I was diagnosed 8 years ago and have permanent vision loss. I have had to change fields of work and struggle to survive having my income cut in half. why wont S.S. help out?
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    • February 13, 2010
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