People with multiple sclerosis often experience visual complaints even if they do not have optic neuritis

Takeaway

  • Visual complaints can occur in people with all types of multiple sclerosis at any point along the disease course irrespective of optic neuritis status.

Why this matters

  • People with multiple sclerosis often experience visual complaints and, despite their adverse impact on quality of life, they are under-recognized and therefore under-treated.

  • This unique study employed the Screening Visual Complaints questionnaire to highlight the relatively high prevalence of visual complaints among people with multiple sclerosis with a wide variability in the nature of these complaints; using this tool may help detect visual complaints in this vulnerable population and facilitate referral to appropriate care.