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What are the long-term effects of methanol poisoning?

Even after treatment, severe methanol poisoning can leave survivors with long-term effects, usually involving the eyes and/or central nervous system. After methanol poisoning, some people may be left blind, and most will be left with some degree of visual impairment. Long-term central nervous system complications include spastic or other twisting or uncontrolled muscle movements, symptoms that resemble Parkinson's disease, and dementia.

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