For a significant number of patients, the first inkling that they have MS is a visual problem.

Easily a quarter up to half of MS patients might actually present for the first time with some type of visual problem. Almost all MS patients have some type of visual disturbance in their lifetime.

It's not uncommon for patients to have double vision. The reason you're seeing more than one image is because the eyes aren't working together. Patients may also have shaking vision where patients have trouble reading or watching television because the image is shaking due to the MS.

One of the most common vision problems people with MS present with is losing vision in one eye and that is called optic neuritis.

One of the hallmarks of multiple sclerosis, even the name multiple sclerosis itself, is presenting with different events, multiple times, during the course of their disease. We call that attack, relapse, and exacerbation.

Any individual system may get better within weeks to months, but the issue is that sometimes other symptoms come as well. They can be short lived, but the issue is that you may have many different symptoms.