- Meningitis can damage the nerve responsible for sight (the optic nerve), resulting in partial loss of vision or blindness in one or both eyes
- Many people experience temporary eyesight difficulties due to optic nerve swelling after meningitis
- If you are experiencing sight problems, contact your GP as you should be referred to an ophthalmology department for further treatment and support
Sight problems can cause major changes in lifestyle for the individual, family, school etc. For support and information please contact us as there may be ways we can help you.Other organisations that can help
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Offers support, information and advice to those with sight loss.
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