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Retrograde trans-synaptic degeneration in MS

There has been substantial activity in recent years studying the visual pathways in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). One of the driving forces has been the evolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a highly accessible test that allows precise quantification of retinal structures. Pertinent to neurology, OCT gives us the ability to measure the thickness of retinal layers containing neuronal cell bodies (the ganglion cell layer) and unmyelinated axons (the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer [RNFL]) of the first-order (anterior) sensory neurons of the visual pathway. Other features of the visual system that make it a particularly appealing model are the availability of sensitive and reliable clinical outcome measures, such as low-contrast visual acuity and visual evoked potentials for detection of functional changes related to axonal loss or demyelination; related to this, optic neuritis can serve as a “natural experiment” that helps us understand the working of the visual system. The ultimate goal of studying a single functional system is to determine structure–function correlations, facilitating broader understanding of how the CNS is affected by and adapts in MS.
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