NJ Woman's MS Diagnosis Inspires Personal Fitness, Social Outreach Work
When Amy Penszynski began having a vision problem in 2008, it turned out to be something called optic neuritis in her right eye. It's a swelling of the optic nerve, which is sometimes linked to multiple sclerosis. Her ophthalmologist had Penszynski ...
The Post Game (blog) - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:05

Some Children See Well Despite Severe Optic Nerve Damage
For the current study, OCT data and corresponding visual acuities were obtained from a total of 378 eyes of children with demyelinating disease, including multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or idiopathic optic neuritis. Results ...
Medscape - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:30

Retinal Thinning Parallels Neurodegeneration in MS
Patients with optic neuritis during the study were excluded. Individual-specific rates of change in retinal and brain measures were correlated after adjustment for age, sex, disease duration, and optic neuritis history. Results showed that the ...
Medscape - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:07

How Temperature Affects People With Multiple Sclerosis
Wilhelm Uhthoff in 1890 described the peculiar phenomenon of 'temporary worsening of symptoms with exercise' in optic neuritis patients. Optic neuritis is a condition affecting the eyes. It is a common problem in many people with MS. Uhthoff noticed ...
Brain Blogger (blog) - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:40

“I'm healthier than I was 10 years ago”: One MS patient-turned-triathlete's story
She was diagnosed with an extreme case of optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve that could lead to permanent vision loss. An MRI scan revealed 10 lesions on her brain. The combination of the two was a sign of MS and Colello was diagnosed with ...
Fox News - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:30

Health: Nicola Lay, of muMS UK, shortlisted for MS Society Awards
It all dates back to 2005 when optic neuritis – inflammation of the optic nerve – caused blindness in one of her eyes for three months. “I was told that they wouldn't look into it further unless something else happened,” the 32-year-old from Tewkesbury ...
Gloucestershire Echo - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:32

Multiple Sclerosis: Common Signs and Symptoms
This symptom is the result of inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis), which causes vision impairments and can even result in color blindness. Another common troublesome and embarrassing symptom that affects approximately 80 percent of MS ...
Guardian Liberty Voice - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:11

Stevens Point to host first Walk MS event
She was diagnosed nearly two years ago at the age of 30 following multiple MRIs and a spinal tap confirmed the optic neuritis she was experiencing was the result of multiple sclerosis. She participated in her first Walk MS, in Wausau, six months later.
Stevenspointjournal - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:15

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