Neurology 2021 04 2;96(16):e2058-e2069. Epub 2021 Mar 2.
From the Department of Neurology (J.L., K.C.F., O.C.M., A.G.F., E.S.S., G.K., E.V., N.P., E.O., B.T., N.J.L., S.D., N.F., O.K., H.R., S.D.N., E.M.M., S.S., P.A.C.), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Departments of Biostatistics (C.M.C.) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (J.L.P.), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Objective: To evaluate whether a retinal spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) assessment at baseline is associated with long-term disability worsening in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), we performed SD-OCT and Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) assessments among 132 PwMS at baseline and at a median of 10 years later.
Methods: In this prospective, longitudinal study, participants underwent SD-OCT, EDSS, and visual acuity (VA) assessments at baseline and at follow-up. Statistical analyses were performed using generalized linear regression models, adjusted for age, sex, race, multiple sclerosis (MS) subtype, and baseline disability. Read More