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Eyes and sight

Many people with MS have a problem with their vision at one time or another. It’s often an early symptom, although problems can occur at any time.
The most common problems with vision in MS are optic neuritis and eye movement problems. 

MS and vision

MS can affect vision in different ways.

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Eye movement problems

The two most common eye movement problems in MS are double vision (diplopia) and involuntary eye movements (nystagmus).
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Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is the name for inflammation of the optic nerve. This is the nerve that carries messages from the eye to the brain. The effect it can have on your sight varies, from blurred vision to complete loss of sight, but most people will recover.
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Living with sight problems

However your vision is affected, there are usually things you can do to make it easier for you to carry out your normal activities.
Read about living with sight problems
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