I began having double vision in both eyes when glancing to the side. . Should I see the neurologist?

I began having double vision in both eyes when glancing to the side. . Should I see the neurologist?

The opthamologist did a thorough exam and said I had not had a stroke and my eyes were healthy. He didn't know why this was happening.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

The double vision was my first sign of my MS. Definitely see a nuerologist.

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thanks for you answer, Martha! I did finally get in to see the PA at the neurologist--they were trying to give an appointment a month away and I was pretty panicked. I'm going for a MRI tomorrow & they'll do brain and spine this time. I've been having some of my old numbness symptoms returning too. When, hopefully, I get past this episode I'm going to try to get in with the doctors at Vanderbilt. I like the doctor I have now but I don't think they are up on the latest stuff and they are so disorganized--can't call them must text! And putting off an appointment when I have vision problems is just too much.

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Double vision looking to the side in one eye was my son's first symptom. Eye dr referred him to family doctor for tests related to diabetes, they referred him to neuro within a week and neuro sent for MRI. Check back with your family doctor or see if you can get into a neuro.

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Definitely call the neuro asap! Ask him (if you don't already know of one) for a neuro-ophthalmologist. They have specialized equipment to see the optic nerve, etc. It may be possible that you are developing Optic Neuritis and you want to stop that as soon as possible to try and not have permanent vision damage.

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

How is your vision doing now? What has the neuro said? Hope all is well!

posted 3 months ago
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