Visual problems are more common in blacks with multiple sclerosis

10/3/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Black multiple sclerosis patients with prior optical neuritis diagnosis experienced greater vision loss compared with their white counterparts, U.S. researchers found. Some manifestations of multiple sclerosis seem to be worse in black patients than whites, and the study showed that visual and retinal impairment is another area that affects blacks more, researcher Dr. Dorian Kimbrough reported at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis meeting.

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