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1 yr ago white matter changes seen in brain - had freq. falls. 4 mo ago ms suspected - pain now vision blurring. eye doc says glaucoma? need direction

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggestions: I am very skeptical regarding glaucoma, and suggest second ophthalmology opinion. Best is to find a neurologist, get an updated MRI, and some blood tests and pin down the diagnosis. You could well possess an optic neuritis, and important to get answers.
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy commented
Neurology 21 years experience
I agree. While it is possible to have glaucoma as well, you may have signs and symptoms of MS which would require a brain and spine MRI, blood tests, and lumbar puncture. Optic neuritis usually presents with temporary loss of vision of one eye. If your blurry vision is one eye, you should obtain a second opinion from an ophthalmologist as well as see your local neurologist for evaluation.
Dec 2, 2015

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