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MS Living Well Podcast: Vision & Multiple Sclerosis

May 10 2022

 

 

Multiple sclerosis frequently causes visual impairment. 70% of people living with the disease can develop optic neuritis at some point and often the first sign of MS.  The symptoms, medical evaluation, treatment and prognosis of optic neuritis are conveyed.  Besides multiple sclerosis, other causes are discussed including MOG antibody-associated disease (MOGAD) and neuromyelitis (NMO).

Double vision and shaky (or jumpy) vision are other concerning visual symptoms for people with MS. The reason for these eye movement abnormalities and detailed treatment options are covered. Experts share the latest advancements in vision research for those living with multiple sclerosis.

Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:

Dr. Anneke Van Der Walt

Dr. Anneke van der Walt is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is the head of the MS and Neuro-ophthalmology Research Group. She completed her undergraduate work in South Africa and completed her neurology training and PhD at the University of Melbourne. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of MSBase Foundation.

Dr. M. Tariq Bhatti

Dr. Tariq Bhatti is a neuro-ophthalmologist currently at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. He completed his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Emory.  Dr. Bhatti was most recently a Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology at Mayo Clinic and previously Chief of Neuro-ophthalmology at Duke University.  Dr. Bhatti has authored or co-authored over 180 scientific articles.

 

BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: May 10, 2022 TOPIC: Podcasts