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Common Eye Problems faced by MS Patients

Humans are highly visual creatures; 80% of our learning comes through the eyes. In people affected by MS, visual disturbances are a prevalent symptom. People diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis may know about the physical effects such as walking issues, bladder issues, and sexual dysfunction, which are a few signs of Multiple Sclerosis.


However, MS can affect vision severely, leading to a total loss of vision, double vision, blurry vision or partial loss of sight.
Many MS affected patients may experience vision problems, which profoundly impact their quality of life. However, with the proper treatment, patients can manage the symptoms.

Vision Disturbances Linked With Multiple Sclerosis

For individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, vision problems may be recurring. These symptoms could be temporary or even turn permanent. In the section below, we
discuss the various visual disturbances that Multiple Sclerosis patients may face.

Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis

Optic Neuritis occurs when the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain is inflamed. This may often be the early signs of MS in patients, and about half the number of MS affected patients could have this condition at least once.

Symptoms of Optic Neuritis

Symptoms of optic neuritis usually come on suddenly over a few hours or days. They include:
● Blurred, grey vision
● During the peak of an MS attack, blind spots in the eye(s)
● Pain during eye movements
● Loss of colour vision
● Ache behind your eyes
● occasionally, blindness in some cases

Diplopia In Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Once Multiple Sclerosis affects the brain stem, the condition of diplopia becomes common. The brain stem helps with the eye movements, so a damaged brain stem sends mixed signals. Diplopia occurs when the eyes send two images to the
brain, which confuses the brain leading to double vision/ Diplopia.

Symptoms of Diplopia

● A cross-eyed look
● Headaches
● Sinking or sagging eyelids
● Weakness in the eyes or around the eyes, such as the temple or your eyebrows.

Uncontrolled Eye Movements In MS Patients

The condition of uncontrolled movement of the eyes is called Nystagmus. This involuntary movement of the eyes may be side-to-side, up and down or circular motion. It usually causes blurry vision in addition to the jumping vision making vertigo, dizziness
Nystagmus could be a chronic symptom of MS or could also happen during a relapse.

Symptoms of Nystagmus

● Uncontrolled eye movement
● Vision problems
● Dizziness.
● Balance issues
● Focusing issues.
● Head tilting

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of an unknown cause, and different Multiple Sclerosis treatments are available. However,the effective treatment for Multiple Sclerosis is through Ayurveda. With a legacy of 20 years, Ayush Prana is the only Ayurvedic MS speciality hospital in the world for treating Multiple Sclerosis with customised treatments. PAMS therapy (Dr.
Prasanth’s Ayurveda for Multiple Sclerosis) at Ayush Prana offers three-course personalised treatment consisting of therapies and herbal medication curated for each individual based on their symptoms to treat the illness and root cause in order to prevent relapse. You can now book a consultation with us for your customised PAMS therapy and overcome MS. To know more about our services at Ayush Prana, or for more info, contact us as weare glad to assist you.