I Have Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. You're not alone. 26 People

    Glad I Found This Site

    I was surprised and happy to find this site. I am a 50 year old male with AION affecting both eyes. My right eye is worse, with the onset two years ago in November. My left eye (it used to be my "bad eye") was affected just over a year ago. I have trouble with lack of contrast...
    gregjohnson044 gregjohnson044
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2010

    Becoming Blind

    i am a 56 year old male that became inflicted in fall of 2004.iam mostly blind now. mine has progressed steadily over the past five years. right eye is gone and left isheavily involved. i just finished white cane training. i would love to chat with other AION people to see if we...
    blinditalian blinditalian
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Oct 29, 2009

    Need Support

    I feel so alone. I am glad that i found this site. I wish there were more positive stories about it not going into both eyes. Does that definitely happen?
    mdbeck1 mdbeck1
    1 Response Oct 30, 2010

    Im 64 female just lost my eye sight in my left

    eye over night in sept. doc. said there is nothing he can do for me and he said the other eye would do the same ,just like the other one .He said diet exercise and less stress would help so i quit my job as a cook for a childrens home now i sit at home sometimes i get depressed...
    sissy04 sissy04
    Dec 16, 2014

    Living With Aion

      I’m a 70 years old male and live in the Pacific Northwest.  I’ve been on warfarin since 1991 due to a blood clotting disorder.  In 1999 I experienced 20 % vision loss in the bottom hemisphere in my right eye.  No one at that time called it “anterior ischemic optic...
    Ron2011 Ron2011
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

    My Story With Aion

    I was diagnosed with AION in my first eye (right eye) in 2009. I was sent to see Dr. Hayray in Iowa City, Iowa, he said he thought it progressed too far by that point but put me on a steroid treatment but with no luck. Now, 3 years later it has advanced to my left eye. I am...
    fireman82 fireman82
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013

    Healing Through Sharing

    I'm a 72 year old woman, who has had AION since '08. I'm looking to share this experience with others who are seeing our beautiful world in a new way. I want to read more about your experiences. I just want to begin connecting at this time. I want to read more about all of...
    my1simba my1simba
    70+, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Hi. My name is cheryl

    and I'm 51 years old. Two years ago I lost complete vision in my left eye due to AION. My opthomogist put me on trental to help the blood flow with the other eye in hopes of saving it. It is still unaffected. Living with the constant fear of losing the other eye is so...
    Czelico Czelico
    Sep 16, 2015
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