Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by an overactive immune system, which results in scarring of the coating that surrounds the nerves (myelin) in the brain, eyes, and spinal cord. An estimated 1 million individuals in the United States and 2,500,000 worldwide live with MS. Many individuals with MS will at some point experience vision problems. These vision problems can be managed by medical and rehabilitation treatment. This Information/Education Page was developed to help individuals living with MS, their family, and caregivers to better understand vision problems that often appear during the course of the disease, as well as rehabilitation options to treat vision problems.
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Published online: September 25, 2020
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