- 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
We can help
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
Blind Children UK
Helps children and their families tackle the challenges of young sight-loss so that they can enjoy their childhood and reach their potential as adults.
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Offers support, information and advice to those with sight loss.