I went to see the opthalmologist and orthoptist last month as a follow up to my December 2009 appointment. It took 65 minutes of waiting in a waiting room before I was eventually seen.
Everything is fine with my eyes – pressure, field test, colour vision, optic nerve are all OK. Yes, I have had optic neuritis in the past but it has healed to such an extent that the opthalmologist said she couldn’t have told I’d had it, prior to me mentioning it.
“I have never known any MS patient go blind from optic neuritis …Not permanently …Not yet” were the opthalmologist’s words of comfort.
Apparently my pupils are sluggish to react to light or it’s absence, but are sluggish at the same rate, so I don’t notice.
I’m also assuming my blood is OK after not hearing anything about the routine blood test I had last month.
I guess the next medical appointment I have to look forward to is a trip to the big city in June to see my neurologist.