Vision impairment

It’s quite common for people with multiple sclerosis to have visual problems, but it rarely results in total blindness.

Common issues include optic neuritis, uncontrolled eye movement and double vision.

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Learn about MS - What is Optic Neuritis?

Many people who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis experience optic neuritis.
Find out more about this symptom from an expert.
Dr Neil Shuey, Neurologist and Neuro-Ophthalmologist, is the guest speaker.

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Seeing MS - Blurred vision

Photographed by Toby Burrows
Inspired by Emma Giunti's invisible symptom


blurred vision
The blotches and blur form a waterfall in front of my eyes.
- EMMA GIUNTI -

 

Blurred vision

Inflammation of the optic nerve can result in blurred vision, double vision or can even render you completely blind.

Toby Burrows

Originally from London, Toby Burrows brings his unique photographic flair to projects around the world. He believes in simplicity and honesty to tell a strong visual story.

About Emma

Emma Giunti is a dedicated ambassador for MS Australia and a busy mother of two. MS can sporadically affect her vision. She describes the ‘blur’ as a blotchy waterfall running down her eyes.

Common symptoms

Multiple sclerosis symptoms are varied and unpredictable, depending on which part of the central nervous system is affected and to what degree.

Symptom management

There are several treatments available to ease specific symptoms and slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.


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