HealthDay - Eye Scan Could Help Track Progress of Multiple Sclerosis

 – December 21, 2012  –– 

In-office eye scans that assess the thinning of the retina may also help doctors determine how fast multiple sclerosis (MS) is progressing in patients with the nervous system disease, a new study suggests. "This study reports an important link between the inflammatory and neurodegenerative aspects of MS that should lead to a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of tissue damage," said Dr. Fred Lublin, director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City. He added that, "The techniques described may add to our ability to better perform studies of neuroprotective agents in MS."
- Dr. Fred Lublin, Professor, Neurology, Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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