1. Short-sighted woman assumes debilitating headaches mean she needs new glasses but discovers she has multiple sclerosis

    Short-sighted woman assumes debilitating headaches mean she needs new glasses but discovers she has multiple sclerosis

    A short-sighted woman who assumed her persistent and debilitating headaches meant she needed stronger lenses was shocked when she discovered she had multiple sclerosis. Prescribed glasses when she first experienced headaches, aged 15, ever since, Lauren Percival, 29, had found any recurrence meant she needed a new pair. But when her optician found no change in her eyesight and conducted an optical coherence tomography (OCT) test, which examines the retina, they detected quadrantanopia, or a loss of vision in one of the quarters of the visual field, which can indicate multiple sclerosis (MS).

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