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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 eyesight difficulties due to the optic nerve swelling after their illness. Often, however, this improves over time.
If you, or someone who has been affected by meningitis, is experiencing sight problems, please contact your GP as you should be referred to an Ophthalmology department for further treatment and support.
The National Blind Children's Society's mission is to enable children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to achieve their educational and recreational goals.
Royal National Institute of Blind People offers support, information and advice to those with sight loss.
Leoni suffered sight problems after contracting meningitis.