As reported in ‘Onward Through The Fog’
A University of Leicester research team has discovered a vision-related abnormality that could help diagnose ME/CFS.
The abnormality, called “pattern glare,” produces distortions, such as curving, wavering, and colours, when viewing stripes. Pattern glare has been associated with migraines and Irlen Syndrome (a visual processing disorder). It can lead to headaches, photophobia, and eyestrain.
This is not the first study to find a correlation between visual disturbances and ME/CFS. In May 2014, an Australian group found a greater occurrence of Irlen Syndrome in ME/CFS patients (Loew et al. “Symptoms of Meares-Irlen/Visual Stress Syndrome in subjects diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”)
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