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#166029 - 01/25/10 09:18 PM Peripheral Vision
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SOMETHING NEW TODAY Yeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh crazy

I made myself get out today to go and get a hair cut,,,While the wife and I were out I dropped her off at a thrift store and I sat in the truck with the poodle and a Bass Pro catalouge.All seem'd well until my vision started mess'n with me.I noticed that my eyes wouldn't focus normal and I was have'n to look kinda sideways to notice details.The wife came back and I felt kinda hungry so to McD's I went for a chicken nugget and I told her that my eyes were do'n some stupid stuff.I made it to McD's and walked inside and it got real bad.I could not see anything peripheral vision out of my right eye just straight ahead was all I had. I placed my order and went back to the truck and sat there for 20 or so minutes then it started getting better and then went away. My left eye never gave me a problem I could see the traffic going by on the left while look'n straight ahead but I couldn't see my wife on the passanger side at all unless I turn'd to look at her,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Is this something associated with Spondylitis or am I just crazy and have something else going on???

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#166092 - 01/26/10 03:06 PM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: DoDFire]
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Hmmm, no you're not crazy. It sounds like something associated with iritis, which is often associated with AS. It usually affects only one eye at a time.

If the blurriness continues, or things get worse, get to an ophthalmologist. When you call to make the appt., tell the person on the phone that you have AS and think you're having an iritis flareup and need to be seen right away.


http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/iritis



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#166169 - 01/27/10 11:32 AM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: Spenser23]
DoDFire Offline
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Thanks,,,,, I mentioned it to the Dr. yesterday and he said that it sounded like something was pushing on the optic nerve,,,I'll let it slide for now and see what happens,but the next time if ever I'm going straight to an ophthalmologist.

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#166171 - 01/27/10 11:53 AM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: DoDFire]
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Pressure on the optic nerve could mean an early stage of Glaucoma. Call an ophthalmologist today.


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#166197 - 01/27/10 07:53 PM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: Spenser23]
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Sorry to butt in on the men only forum guys! I just want to second what Spenser said. Just last week I was diagnosed with glaucoma. The opthalmologist says my optic nerve in my left eye is twice the size of the one on the right. I can actually feel the difference! Please go get it checked out! I have already lost some vision in that eye. Don't wait too long!

Sorry again about the being a girl thing! wink Just want to help!

Blessings,
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#218668 - 10/03/11 03:41 AM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: nisey]
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I would say get to a doctor right away, if you leave it untreated, it could become much worse. I didn't know I had AS until my sight started going about four months ago. Like you I was driving when it hit me, I lost most of my sight in my right eye by the end of the day, and on the second day lost it in my left eye. I had to get the rescue to get me to the hospital. I have been getting my eyes treated every snice(going on 5 months now) and still having problems. The spasms I had in my left eye were bad enough that damage occured. Don't take for granite that your eye will recover, get them check!
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#218701 - 10/03/11 12:09 PM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: babykute]
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#227326 - 02/14/12 12:57 AM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: WhiteCell]
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Apologies from me as well for butting into the men's forum. I did just want to say that it sounds almost identical to my precursor symptoms for migraines. I lose all peripheral vision and also the very center of my vision. I was sight reading at a music camp once when one came on, and the sheet music would go white whenever I looked at it straight on. Disconcerting, to say the least. The visual phenomena is very disorienting, and has made me vomit on several occasions.

Of course, the fact that you don't mention a raging headache following it may make this possible explanation less likely, but I've heard that not all migraines cause headaches, however that works.

I see that this thread is over a year old, but hopefully the OP sought medical attention.
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#275829 - 08/29/16 09:48 PM Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: DoDFire]
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Originally Posted By: DoDFire
SOMETHING NEW TODAY Yeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh crazy

I made myself get out today to go and get a hair cut,,,While the wife and I were out I dropped her off at a thrift store and I sat in the truck with the poodle and a Bass Pro catalouge.All seem'd well until my vision started mess'n with me.I noticed that my eyes wouldn't focus normal and I was have'n to look kinda sideways to notice details.The wife came back and I felt kinda hungry so to McD's I went for a chicken nugget and I told her that my eyes were do'n some stupid stuff.I made it to McD's and walked inside and it got real bad.I could not see anything peripheral vision out of my right eye just straight ahead was all I had. I placed my order and went back to the truck and sat there for 20 or so minutes then it started getting better and then went away. My left eye never gave me a problem I could see the traffic going by on the left while look'n straight ahead but I couldn't see my wife on the passanger side at all unless I turn'd to look at her,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Is this something associated with Spondylitis or am I just crazy and have something else going on???


Is it possible you could be diabetic?
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