TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 21, 2012 4:20pm-4:40pm
CCSVI – The Eyes Have It (Diana Driscoll, USA)
The eye is the only place in the body that allows us to view blood vessels directly, without dye or the need to
look through tissue. The optic nerves are considered to be an extension of the brain and are also easily visible.
The eyes give us unparalleled access to information involving neurovascular disease. Dr. Diana, both a doctor
and a patient (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and early MS), has a
unique vantage point to offer clinical research and will discuss the implications of the results of one of her
clinical trials examining the fundus of patients with a high probability of CCSVI. She will also discuss clinical
applications of her “cavernous sinus theory” and how it affects those with MS, EDS/POTS and Chronic Lyme
disease, adding credence to the effects of CCSVI on these patients. Finally, by considering the causes of the
ocular findings in these patients and tying them into systemic manifestations of neurovascular disease, she has
been able to focus on new therapeutic targets for both systemic treatment and prevention of restenosis postangioplasty.
She discusses her theory on how the onset and progression of many of these neurovascular
disorders occur, what they have in common, and how unique, early therapeutic trials are resulting in significant
improvements in symptoms -- including reversal of diplopia, clearing of brain fog, return of executive function,
greatly improved autonomic function, halting of the formation of brain lesions, and an overall improvement in
functionality and sense of well being.
Financial disclosure: National CCSVI Society
Dr. Diana Driscoll is presenting tomorrow. Can't wait to hear those trial results, looking at the fundus. Also the therapeutic targets, especially for prevention of restenosis. I do not want to restenose....
Page 90 of the abstracts has those results!