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Does multiple sclerosis cause uncontrolled eye movements?

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People with multiple sclerosis may develop, small, rapid and repetitive eye movements. They may lose control of how they move their eyes up and down or side to side (sometimes described as a quiver). The problem is called nystagmus. It may be mild or it may be severe enough to keep someone from seeing well. Some meds and special eyeglass prisms may ease the condition and improve vision.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/16/2018

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Visual Symptoms."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Visual Symptoms."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

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