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Kadenongers

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My vision seems like visual snow and sensitive to light. If you don’t know what visual snow is, look it up and there are pictures that will show you. I heard visual problems could be the first symptom of MS. These started after my anxiety started along with my ears ringing. But they seem to be persistent. I got a CT scan of my brain and blood work done and it showed nothing. But can they see ms in a CT scan or blood work? Anyone experience things like this?
 

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I went through a "visual snow" issue in December. I see it especially at night. Problem is, I have no clue if it's always been that way and is normal for me, or is new? So, I read up on visual snow. It's harmless other than the anxiety issues it can cause, and like you said, imaging (and eye exams) return normal results.

I believe anxiety played a large role in my recent vision issues. My doctor refused to scan me ("Oh God no") and now I just ignore it.
 

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I went through a "visual snow" issue in December. I see it especially at night. Problem is, I have no clue if it's always been that way and is normal for me, or is new? So, I read up on visual snow. It's harmless other than the anxiety issues it can cause, and like you said, imaging (and eye exams) return normal results.

I believe anxiety played a large role in my recent vision issues. My doctor refused to scan me ("Oh God no") and now I just ignore it.
Did it also effect how your eyes saw light?
 

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Yes especially glare and “after images” if you know what I mean
 

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My vision seems like visual snow and sensitive to light. If you don’t know what visual snow is, look it up and there are pictures that will show you. I heard visual problems could be the first symptom of MS. These started after my anxiety started along with my ears ringing. But they seem to be persistent. I got a CT scan of my brain and blood work done and it showed nothing. But can they see ms in a CT scan or blood work? Anyone experience things like this?
I had visual snow that would go away if I blinked. That happened at my worst. Anyway my aunt has ms and lives a full normal life and her first symptom was complete blindness one day. Just a black out. Then called an ambulance and was diagnosed at the hospital.
 

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I had visual snow that would go away if I blinked. That happened at my worst. Anyway my aunt has ms and lives a full normal life and her first symptom was complete blindness one day. Just a black out. Then called an ambulance and was diagnosed at the hospital.
Oh wow sorry to hear that. but if you don't mind me asking, did she stay blind?
Yes especially glare and “after images” if you know what I mean
Sounds very similar to what I'm experiencing. I see streaks/slight double vision on lights though.
 
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Oh wow sorry to hear that. but if you don't mind me asking, did she stay blind?

Sounds very similar to what I'm experiencing. I see streaks/slight double vision on lights though.
No she didn't. Vision came back fairly quickly within 24 hours. They said it was an Ms attack. She didn't have symptoms before that.
 
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