MS patients' stumbles tied to vision loss

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MS patients' stumbles tied to vision loss

Postby MSUK » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:43 pm


Vision loss, especially in low light, may contribute to problems with walking in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, a researcher said here.

Lower visual acuity in low-contrast situations among MS patients was significantly associated with poorer performance on a gait test in a controlled trial, said Rachel Tripoli, a medical student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.

Moreover, many of the MS patients showed improvements when they wore contrast-enhancing yellow lenses, she said -- a simple and practical solution to a problem that diminishes quality of life and can cause physical injury.

Tripoli reported the findings at the joint meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.... Read More - ... ageid/2863
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