Issues with your eyes are pretty much a normal occurrence that people have. So much that it often gets overlooked. It’s normal to have had blurry vision your whole life with a need for glasses.
If it happens all of a sudden then there are some means for concern. Eye problems are also a common thing for people who are battling multiple sclerosis(MS). You could potentially experience blurred vision, double vision, and in some cases loss of vision.
Similar to the other symptoms caused by MS, any symptoms that involve your eyes can come with a flare and then go away with time.
Attacking of the Cells
MS is a disease where the immune system attacks your healthy nerve cells by mistake. As a result, the body’s coating of the cells gets damaged. These particular cells are called the myelin sheath, when they are damaged it can cause permanent scarring in the brain. Unfortunately, this can lead to many uncomfortable symptoms.
MS can bring about different symptoms for everyone who has it, but according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), blurred vision problems are something that occurs very often.
MS can cause inflammation that affects the nerves in the eyes. This is referred to as optic neuritis.
When people have optic neuritis they may have problems with their vision, and it’s usually in one eye. Depending on the damage done it can come suddenly or slowly.
Signs and Symptoms
Most people with MS will experience some form of vision loss with time. Typically the vision problem will be in one eye, and gradually get worse. Anything from blurred vision, loss of color, partial blindness in one eye, lack of peripheral vision, and dull pain in the eyes.