Visual dysfunction

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A wide range of ocular signs and symptoms occur in ME/CFS. These include eye pain, photophobia (light sensitivity), visual processing problems, floaters and spots, tearing, dry eyes, poor focus, double vision, scotomata, blurred vision, tunnel vision, night blindness, depth-of-field loss, nystagmus, and early cataracts.[1]

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, In a Belgian study, 74.4% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 77.2% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported a problems with visual accuity.[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • Ahmed, Nadia S.; Gottlob, Irene; Proudlock, Frank A.; Hutchinson, Claire V. (2018-01-17), "Restricted Spatial Windows of Visibility in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)", Vision, 2 (1), doi:10.3390/vision2010002 
  • Badham, Stephen P.; Hutchinson, Claire V. (2013-08-06), "Characterising eye movement dysfunction in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 251 (12): 2769–2776, doi:10.1007/s00417-013-2431-3, ISSN 0721-832X 
  • Wilson, Rachel L.; Paterson, Kevin B.; Hutchinson, Claire V. (December 2015), "Increased Vulnerability to Pattern-Related Visual Stress in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis", Perception, 44 (12): 1422–1426, doi:10.1177/0301006615614467, ISSN 0301-0066, PMID 26562880 
  • Mastropasqua, L.; Ciancaglini, M.; Carpineto, P.; Iezzi, A. (1 January 2000), "Ocular manifestations in chronic fatigue syndrome", Annals of Ophthalmology, 32 (3): 219–224, ISSN 1530-4086 
  • Potaznick, Walter F. A. A. O.; Kozol, Neil (October 1992), "Ocular Manifestations of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome", Optometry & Vision Science, 69 (10): 811–814, ISSN 1040-5488 
  • Frolov, V. M.; Petrunia, A. M. (April 2003), "[Pathology of the organ of vision in chronic fatigue syndrome]", Vestnik Oftalmologii, 119 (2): 45–47, ISSN 0042-465X, PMID 13678013 
  • Hutchinson, Claire V.; Badham, Stephen P. (June 2013), "Patterns of abnormal visual attention in myalgic encephalomyelitis", Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry, 90 (6): 607–614, doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e318294c232, ISSN 1538-9235, PMID 23689679 
  • Potaznick, Walter; Kozol, Neil (1994), "Survey of the Ocular Manifestations of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome", Clinical Infectious Diseases, 18: –87–S87, ISSN 1058-4838, retrieved 2016-09-04 
  • Caffery, B. E.; Josephson, J. E.; Samek, M. J. (March 1994), "The ocular signs and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of the American Optometric Association, 65 (3): 187–191, ISSN 0003-0244, PMID 8201170 
  • Hutchinson, Claire V.; Maltby, John; Badham, Stephen P.; Jason, Leonard A. (January 2014), "Vision-related symptoms as a clinical feature of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? Evidence from the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire", The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 98 (1): 144–145, doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304439, ISSN 1468-2079, PMID 24187048 
  • Godts, Daisy; Moorkens, Greta; Mathysen, Danny G P (January 2016), "Binocular Vision in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", American Orthoptic Journal, 66 (1): 92–97, doi:10.3368/aoj.66.1.92, ISSN 0065-955X, PMID 27799582 

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Erica Verrillo, “Chapter 3: Symptoms - Vision and Eye Problems” in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition. Amazon, 2012. (eBook)
  2. De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128 

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