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What Neurological Disorders Cause Eye Problems? – Asian Neuro Centre

How can Neurological Disorders Disturb the Eyes?

Neurological disorders can sometimes affect the functioning of the eyes, leading to various eye problems. These disorders impact the complex network between the brain and the eyes, disrupting the communication and coordination necessary for clear vision.

Neurological disorders like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, and epilepsy can impact the eyes, resulting in various eye problems.

Understanding these connections can help individuals and their doctors identify and manage eye-related symptoms effectively.

What Neurological Disorders Cause Eye Problems? - Asian Neuro Centre

What Neurological Disorders Cause Eye Problems?

Let’s explore some common neurological disorders that can cause eye problems.

  • Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. MS can lead to optic neuritis, which causes inflammation of the optic nerve, resulting in blurred or loss of vision.
  • Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects movement and coordination. Additionally, individuals with Parkinson’s disease may experience reduced blinking, dry eyes, or difficulty with eye-hand coordination.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Individuals with Alzheimer’s may encounter difficulties with visual perception, such as judging distances or differentiating colors and contrasts.
  • Stroke: Depending on the area of the brain affected, stroke can lead to various eye problems. Visual field loss is a common consequence, where parts of the visual field become blurred or completely lost. Other visual symptoms may include double vision, eye movement disorders, or difficulty coordinating eye movements.
  • Epilepsy: Some types of epilepsy can involve specific areas of the brain responsible for vision. Seizures developing in these areas can cause visual disturbances, such as seeing flashing lights, zigzag patterns, or experiencing temporary blindness.


It is important to note that while these neurological disorders can affect the eyes, not all individuals with these conditions will experience eye problems.

If you or someone you know has a neurological disorder and is experiencing changes in vision, it is essential to consult a doctor for a complete diagnosis and appropriate management.


Dr. Navin Tiwari
Consulting Neurologist

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