1. Optical coherence tomography: A useful tool for identifying subclinical optic neuropathy in diagnosing multiple sclerosis

    Optical coherence tomography: A useful tool for identifying subclinical optic neuropathy in diagnosing multiple sclerosis

    Care of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has evolved in the last decade to shorten the time to confirm the diagnosis of clinically definite MS and to start disease-modifying drugs as soon as possible to decrease permanent disability and the risk of progressive disease. Such trends have been achieved by improving our understanding of the role of paraclinical tests such as the presence of oligoclonal bands on CSF examination, visual evoked potentials, or MRI imaging of the brain or spinal cord. Recently, the evidence that retinal damage detected with optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a sensitive test for identifying MS-related ...

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