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Eyes will not function together

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  • Posted By: mosassie
  • March 31, 2009
  • 05:38 PM

About a week ago my left eye seemed to be having issues focusing, as days went by it was accompanied by a pain like a brain freeze when you eat too much ice cream. I went to see my MD and he ran alot of blood test (all came back normal) ran an MRI on my brain with and without contrast (normal) then seen an eye specialist. He ran about 3 hours of tests and concluded that the muscle around my optic nerve in my left eye was swollen and the pressure was slightly higher than the right eye. He had no answer as to why this happened and told me it could get worse before it gets better. He didn't put me on any meds and wants to see me back in a week to make sure it's not causing damage to my pupil. He didn't have any answers and left me a bit confused and concerned. When I look through each eye by itself, both eyes are functioning okay, when I use both at the same time it's like they are fighting against each other and my left eyes gets distorted and I get very dizzy. I took it upon myself to use an eye patch on my left eye to try and maybe rest the muscle and it seems to help for awhile after I take it off but then my vision will become distorted again. I can't drive and since I work on a computer all day at work I have had to take time off. Has anyone else experienced this? Will it go away? How bad will it get? I'm afraid of going blind in that eye....anyone????


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  • Maybe this link to Med Help eye care archive would help - it lets you ask your own questions as well. Hope it helps. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Eye-Care-Archive/Pending-Eye-Surgery--eyes-dont-work-together/show/371527
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