Reply To: newbie with questions

September 26, 2007 at 9:34 am

Gene – Emily’s optic nerves were NOT damaged. It was her cranial nerves. I don’t know what I was thinking when I said her optic nerve in my response. Geez, you’d think I would have paid more attention, LOL.

Personally, I do believe that optic nerves can be affected by GBS. I’ve read too many articles on the eyes being affected to think any differently. If it can affect your lungs, bladder, bowels, and heart then why can’t it affect the optic nerve too? There’s no rhyme or reason to the way it affects each person.

So anyways, a correction is in order. Emily’s CRANIAL nerves (I think 6 & 7 but I could be wrong. It’s all kind of mushed together in my brain at this point) were affected & caused her eye paralysis.