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Vision - Loosing it in left eye

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 2, 2009
  • 02:34 AM

For about two months I have been dealing with progressive vision loss in the left eye. It began as a noticable blind spot located lateral to the midline. My next symptom was lateral "shimmering", which has now encompassed by entire left eye's periphery. I describe my current left eye vision as mottled. I still have the shimmering sensation in bright light. Indoors my vision is more hazy. At night I can only see things that have direct light upon them, everything else dissapears. There is no pain with eye movement, but as the day progresses I do feel some pain in the eye. Recently I have been noticing increasing floaters. I have had an MRI. I have seen two opthamologists and have done 5 visual field tests, which show worsening visual field. The original diagnosis was optic neuritis. I had 3 days of IV steroids followed by oral prednisone. My symptoms have worsened steadily despite the treatments. I am now seeing the shimmering in the left peripheral side of my right eye. I have an appointment with Mayo Clinic next week and am hopeful for some answers. Does anyone have an insight?

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