Visual Abnormalities in ME – May

logoResearch just published has shown that people affected by ME experience visual processing problems and these findings could help with diagnosing the syndrome.

Scientists at the University of Leicester assessed visual attention difficulties commonly reported by those with Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and have provided experimental evidence for ME/CFS-related difficulties in directing visual attention. These findings support the subjective reports of those with ME and could represent a potential means to improve diagnosis.

Colin Barton of the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society says: “Many people with the illness report focusing adjustment problems and it’s good to know that these difficulties have now been identified by researchers.”