Vitamin D and Acute Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis
Using their multiple sclerosis (MS) database, the investigators aimed to identify clinical and demographic factors linked to severity and to prediction of recovery from acute optic neuritis (AON). Malik and colleagues enrolled 253 adults and 38 ...
Medscape - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:13

Comedy, religion coming to Visalia Fox
Born in San Diego, he started performing stand up after losing a significant amount of his vision because of a disease called optic neuritis and discovering laughter to be self therapeutic. Soon after getting started, he won the Improve/Harrahs ...
Visalia Times-Delta - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01

Clinical Focus in MS: Novel Approaches to Progressive Disease
The trial, which is sponsored by MS-related nonprofits in the U.S. and the U.K., is actually testing the drug in optic neuritis, which is a common manifestation of MS (but can have other causes also). RRMS Drugs for Progressive Disease. Trials are now ...
MedPage Today - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:45

In Boca, three generations of veterans recount their experiences
Kathy Champion, 50, who lives north of Tampa, was a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served tours in Afghanistan and then in Iraq, working as a medical adviser in 2007 when she found she had contracted a virus called optic neuritis. She lost her sight ...
Sun Sentinel - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:42

Patient presents with acute unilateral dark spot in vision
The visual field was full in the left eye. Given the acute onset, normal-appearing fundus, afferent pupillary defect and decreased color vision, concern was initially for a primary process of the optic nerve, with a suspicion for retrobulbar optic ...
Healio - Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:45

Low Vitamin D is Linked to Severe Acute Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis
vitamin D metabolism For the approximately 15-20% of multiple sclerosis patients with acute optic neuritis (AON), lack of vitamin D may be partly responsible. A new study published in Neurology identified a link between vitamin D levels and AON severity.
Multiple Sclerosis News Today - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:45

One moment of laughter
Later that evening, the ophthalmologist called to let me know that there was swelling in my optic nerve (called optic neuritis), and there were also white spots on my brain (called lesions), which were usually associated with multiple sclerosis. To be ...
Gannonknight - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00

Merck Announces Positive Study Investigating the Use of KEYTRUDA ...
... with KEYTRUDA: exfoliative dermatitis, uveitis, arthritis, myositis, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia, partial seizures arising in a patient with inflammatory foci in brain parenchyma, adrenal insufficiency, myasthenic syndrome, optic neuritis, and ... (press release) - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:49

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