Retinal microvasculature as a predictor of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis
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October 2020 -
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Objectives: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative illness that affects nearly 1 million people in the United States. Currently, there are no FDA-approved treatments that directly address neurodegeneration and its associated clinical impairment. Systemic vascular disease comorbidities, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity, independently worsen MS-related walking limitations. In addition, MS pathology demonstrates microvascular dysfunction in the ce...