1. Patterns of retinal nerve fiber layer loss in multiple sclerosis patients with or without optic neuritis and glaucoma patients

    Patterns of retinal nerve fiber layer loss in multiple sclerosis patients with or without optic neuritis and glaucoma patients

    OBJECTIVE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has gained increasing attention in multiple sclerosis (MS) research and has been suggested as outcome measure for neuroprotective therapies. However, to date it is not clear whether patterns of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) loss are different in MS compared to other diseases such as glaucoma and data on RNFLT loss in MS patients with or without optic neuritis (ON/NON) have remained inconsistent or even contradictory. METHODS: In this large cross-sectional study we analyzed the patterns of axonal loss of retinal ganglion cells in MS eyes (n=262) with and without history of ...

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