The Effects Of Molly (MDMA) On The Eyes

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on July 28, 2023

Molly (MDMA) is a synthetic drug which creates a sense of euphoria and alters a person’s perception and mood. Molly affects various parts of the body, including the eyes.

How Does Molly Effect The Eyes?

MDMA, more commonly known as molly or ecstasy, is a synthetic drug that causes hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. It is one of the most common drugs consumed recreationally today.

Taking Molly will cause rapid eye movement and blurred vision. This can result in an inability to focus and illogical thinking. Over time and with extended use a person’s overall cognitive function will suffer.

The effects of Molly usually begin within about 45 minutes after taking it, and generally last for about three to six hours.

Molly And Rapid Eye Movement

Molly is known to both alter a person’s perception as well as enhance their mood.

Molly has been known to cause a condition called nystagmus, which is repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These movements can occur side to side, up and down, or in a circular motion.

This rapid eye movement can give the user the feeling that their eyes are shaking or wiggling and has been described as very unpleasant by people who have experienced it.

A person’s balance and coordination are also affected by these rapid eye movements. Their depth perception and overall vision can also be impaired.

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Molly And Blurred Vision

Molly also commonly causes blurred vision to occur in those who take it. In this case, a person’s eyesight will become cloudy or dim and their general field of view will be out of focus.

The consumption of alcohol or other drugs alongside molly will make the effects stronger. Some people have reported episodes of blurred vision lasting for several months after their last dose of molly.

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Medically Reviewed by
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