Here is My Question:
Whenever it’s either hot outside, inside or heat from the shower or baths and I stand up my vision goes fuzzy and everything goes black and I can’t see or feel my body and I’ll fall and sometimes I’ll just pass out.
Blurry vision induced by heat or high temperatures is a well described phenomenon in patients with MS who have had optic neuritis.
This is called Uhtoff phenomenon, named after the ophthalmologist who first described this.
It is not damaging your optic nerve fortunately but if you can cool your body down or avoid high temperatures you should be able to avoid these episodes from happening in the future.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinics and MS/Neuro-immunology Fellowship Director
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
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