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Peripheral Vision #166029 01/26/10 02:18 AM
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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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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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Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: Spenser23] #166169 01/27/10 04:32 PM
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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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Pressure on the optic nerve could mean an early stage of Glaucoma. Call an ophthalmologist today.


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Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: Spenser23] #166197 01/28/10 12:53 AM
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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!

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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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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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Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: DoDFire] #275829 08/30/16 01:48 AM
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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?


Just to let you Guys know, we are also feeling the pain in the UK!

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Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: DoDFire] #282337 01/06/19 04:45 AM
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Wow I haven't posted forever. But reading these post of problems with your eye makes me wonder. I saw my eye Dr twice in the past year telling him that my right eye seems as if it won't focus with my left one and if I bend my head a little I can see better. First I got a pair of driving glasses and it seem to help, but I get this almost every day for a while. I won't visit my son because he's about 100 miles away and I won't take the chance of driving that far. I used to drive to Arizona and back the same day if my Mother needed me. The second time the Dr said my eyelids might be the problem because it helps when I bend my head forward. He's a good Dr, he's a ophthalmologist and I have seen him the pass 28 years. He told me the pressure is fine in my eyes. I guess I'll tell him what I read here and see what he says. Will keep you informed. Thanks AL


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Re: Peripheral Vision [Re: Calif Guy] #282342 01/06/19 05:59 PM
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Dr Rao, MD at USC there in LA is a top uveitis expert and he provided an excellent assessment report which I gave to my usual opthomologist. I've gone to Rao twice, both times when my eye condition had changed. Second opinions are not about distrusting out doctor but can be in gatherung data unavailable at our smaller community based offices.


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