Ask the Experts: Pediatric MS
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Q: Sir, I want to know what how to diagnose MS in kids. My son is 11 yrs old his eyesight became weak, its 05inleft eye and 1.50 in right eye. Could it be due to MS as I am suffering from MS?"
A: MS usually causes fairly sudden changes in vision, usually occurring over
2-3 days. If your son's vision problems have been occurring slowly, or if you cannot pinpoint a day when they started, then it is unlikely to be due to MS. The most common causes of vision changes in children are refractory errors which can be corrected by glasses or ambylopia (lazy eye) which can be corrected by patching. Usually vision changes due to MS are accompanied by pain on eye movement and decreased color vision. MS in children is rare, even if a parent has MS.