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Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with ms (multiple sclerosis) have?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
A VERY FEW: Most frequent is optic neuritis which is loss of vision associated with pain, but if not controlled, could eventuate in optic atrophy. Lesions in brainstem can cause double vision, and sometimes the objects can jump. Pars planitis, a type of uveitis has also been found in ms, and this causes blurring and perhaps eye irritation.
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms related to eyes does someone with multiple sclerosis have?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Several: Most common is optic neuritis, with unilateral loss of vision, pain on eye motion, and washout of colors. Abnormal eye movements with double vision may occur with brainstem inflammation, (mlf syndrome), various eye incoordination issues can occur, and vertigo could be due to eye or ear. Some develop optic atrophy, and others may get uveitis or macular edema associated with meds. Pars planitis?
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