MS ExplainedOptic nerve
Another common visual problem experienced by people with MS is due to damage to the optic nerves, which carry information from the back of the eyes to the brain.
Inflammation of the optic nerve is called optic neuritis. Optic neuritis can cause a sudden, usually temporary, loss of vision. An attack usually occurs on one side only and is often accompanied by pain behind the affected eye. The effects of an attack of optic neuritis can include complete loss of sight, partial blind spots (called scotomas), blurred or foggy vision, or the loss or worsening of colour vision.
- More information from the MS Trust
- Optic neuritis - A to Z of MS
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