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]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

Brian Vastag was able to prove with qEEG and cognitive tests he had "significant problems with visual perception and analysis, scanning speed, attention, visual motor coordination, motor and mental speed, memory, and verbal fluency" winning his long term disability (LTD) claim.[15]

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, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 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. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x. 
  3. 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 
  4. 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 Sep 4, 2016 
  5. 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 
  6. Mastropasqua, L.; Ciancaglini, M.; Carpineto, P.; Iezzi, A. (Jan 1, 2000), "Ocular manifestations in chronic fatigue syndrome", Annals of Ophthalmology, 32 (3): 219–224, ISSN 1530-4086 
  7. 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 
  8. Badham, Stephen P.; Hutchinson, Claire V. (Aug 6, 2013), "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 
  9. Hutchinson, Claire V.; Badham, Stephen P. (Jun 2013). "Patterns of Abnormal Visual Attention in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis". Optometry and Vision Science. 90 (6): 607–614. doi:10.1097/opx.0b013e318294c232. ISSN 1040-5488. 
  10. 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 
  11. 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 
  12. 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 
  13. Ahmed, Nadia S.; Gottlob, Irene; Proudlock, Frank A.; Hutchinson, Claire V. (Jan 17, 2018), "Restricted Spatial Windows of Visibility in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)", Vision, 2 (1), doi:10.3390/vision2010002 
  14. Wilson, R, Paterson, KB, McGowan, VA, Hutchinson, C (Jul 2018). "Visual aspects of reading performance in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)". Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01468. 
  15. 15.015.1 Tillman, Adriane (Jun 4, 2018). "Victory for ME Disability Claim - U.S. Court Upholds Plaintiff's Lawsuit After Being Denied Disability". #MEAction. Retrieved Feb 2, 2019. 

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