My 1st symptom was optic neuritis tho my neuro-or soon to be neuro- said and mri during an attack or soon after will not show the plaques in an mri as they are not yet formed.
Sclerosis=scarring and when you cut your hand you have a cut-it takes awhile to form a scar. Same w/ms. Throughout my years of ms I've experianced most symptoms you are describing and have permamantly lost all pheriphal vision. I always was light sensitive. Isn't it fun to describe your vision problems? If I have a problem in 1 eye I wear a patch, yes, like Johnny Depp. You can buy those patches at any drug/dept store.