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Multiple Sclerosis & Your Eyes

Updated: Jan 4

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. Some individuals with MS may experience visual symptoms, such as:

1. Blurry vision or double vision.

2. Loss of central vision, which can cause difficulty with reading or seeing fine details.

3. Loss of peripheral vision, which can cause tunnel vision or difficulty with spatial awareness.

4. Eye pain or discomfort, such as a sensation of pressure behind the eyes.

5. Sensitivity to light or glare, which can cause discomfort or difficulty seeing in bright environments.

6. Rapid, involuntary eye movements, known as nystagmus.

7. Optic neuritis, which is inflammation of the optic nerve that can cause vision loss or eye pain.

8. Ocular motor disorders, which are conditions that affect the ability of the eyes to move properly.

9. Visual hallucinations, which are false or distorted visual perceptions that occur without a real external stimulus.

10. Cortical blindness, which is a loss of vision due to damage to the visual cortex of the brain.

It is important to note that not everyone with MS will experience visual symptoms, and the presence of visual symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has MS. If you or someone you know is experiencing visual symptoms, it is important to see a doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment.

If you are experiencing visual symptoms that are causing difficulty in daily life, it is important to see an optometrist that has experience with diagnosing binocular vision dysfunctions and feels comfortable with prescribing prism glasses or personalized vision therapy.

If you're struggling to locate a neuro-visual optometrist in your region, consider arranging a virtual consultation with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. through the website Dr. Antonyan, O.D. can assist you in finding local eye care professionals and initiating the appropriate treatment plan for your recovery journey. For those residing in the Los Angeles or Valencia area, you can also book an in-office appointment directly with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. by dialing (661)310-0603 or visiting Dr. Antonyan, O.D. possesses the expertise needed to prescribe precise prismatic corrections, which can significantly alleviate symptoms arising from binocular vision dysfunctions, ultimately transforming your quality of life.

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Katherine Bhana
Katherine Bhana
Apr 16

Sending you prayers, I was diagnosed in 2010 and seemed to go down hill quickly. In six years I could no longer work and had real problems with balance and joint pain. Brain fog was really bad sometimes. I took rebif and had a lot of problems and had to quit. I have been on techfadera (not spelled right) for a few years and have several side effects. I felt lost and decided to quit my meds due to side effects. Our care provider introduced me to Ayurvedic treatment. I had a total decline of all symptoms including vision problems, numbness and others. Sometimes, i totally forget i ever had MS. Visit Natural Herbs Centre web-site naturalherbscentre. com. I am…

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