Current and future potential of retinal optical coherence tomography in multiple sclerosis with and without optic neuritis.

@article{Balk2014CurrentAF,
  title={Current and future potential of retinal optical coherence tomography in multiple sclerosis with and without optic neuritis.},
  author={Lisanne J. Balk and Axel Petzold},
  journal={Neurodegenerative disease management},
  year={2014},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={165-76}
}
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder characterized by inflammation and neuroaxonal degeneration. The latter is held responsible for the irreversible disability in patients with MS. The eye is a unique window into the brain. With the advent of optical coherence tomography, accurate quantification of retinal layer thickness has become feasible. Neuroaxonal degeneration affecting the retinal layers is structurally and functionally related to pathology in the visual pathways, which is most severe… CONTINUE READING