Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I agree with your ENT physician. The most likely cause of your discomfort is not the eyes themselves but rather sinus problems.
There are many types of sinus inflammation that do not involve active infection or discharge.
That is what the inhaled steroids are for.
An optometrist doesn
doesn't have the training to diagnose or treat optic neuritis. That being said, no imaging study is needed to diagnose that condition as it is obvious on exam.
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And, even if you had optic neuritis that condition doesn't cause you to feel imbalanced nor does it, in the vast majority of cases, cause the type of pain your are experiencing.
As I stated above just because you don't have mucus and you don't feel congested doesn't mean you that you don't have sinusitis. An ENT doc is the best trained person to diagnose and treat sinus issues.......why do you doubt him/her?
Also, as far as ruling out eye pathology you should have an examination by an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist. I don't think, however, that the source of your symptoms is going to be in your eyes.
You shouldn't read things on the internet lol! I wouldn't even have considered MS in your differential diagnosis list with what you have told me.....
If that were the case you would have lost at least some vision......you can't attack the optic nerve without loosing vision and having other findings on exam. I wouldn't give MS a second thought.
Yes. I have. I suggest that you go back to your ENT doc, or choose another ENT doc and let them know you think things should be better by now and that they aren't.
You can also ask your GP to refer you to an eye surgeon for a complete eye exam. Hopefully that would make you more comfortable with the idea that your eyes are not contributing to your current issues.
I would suggest you see and ophthalmologist and cancel the optometrist appt.
Like I said I do not believe that your eye is the source of your pain. I would continue using the nasal spray and put cold compresses on your forehead. A repeat visit to the ENT and an exam by an eye surgeon, not an optometrist, is a good idea. Tylenol would also be helpful for the pain.
Does this make sense to you?