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I have had optic neuritis in my left eye which has left it

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I have had optic neuritis in my left eye which has left it a little bit bloodshot, along with blurred vision. My right eye has now become bloodshot in the inner and outer corners and is very painful, feels like my eye has a tightness in it. I am currently waiting to see a neurologist. Can you tell me if bloodshot eyes can be a sign of MS?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.

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First of all, optic neuritis is usually unilateral especially in adults. Since it was your left eye which was diagnosed with optic neuritis, it is unlikely for the right eye to develop the same. Second thing to be noted is optic neuritis would not result in redness or acute pain in the eye. Multiple sclerosis per se does not affect the eyes or cause redness. Its main ocular involvement is in the form of optice neuritis.


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