Multiple sclerosis, often known as simply MS, is a severe and often completely disabling, inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. While the cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown to this day, and it symptoms and the level of its severity can widely differ from one patient to the next. With patients suffering from MS, the immune system seems to work away at the coverings of nerves, mostly in the brain and the spinal cord, making it difficult or sometimes impossible for the nervous system to communicate, which can lead to the loss of control over certain parts of the body.
If your child begins to have problems with vision, it could be an early sign of MS. These problems may consist of blurry vision, rapid eye movements that often can’t be controlled and pain in either or both eyes when in motion. With multiple sclerosis, the optic nerve can be affected, meaning that the impulses sent from the eyes to the brain can become confused. Make an appointment immediately with your ophthalmologist to be sure that the root of this problem is not vision-related. If there are no vision problems found, make an appointment with a physician.
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