Here is My Question:
I am newly diagnosed. I am 52 yrs old and have a cataract which needs removal and a lens implanted. I'm pretty sure this is a problem I have had for about 10 years (undiagnosed). Is this connected to MS at all?
Cataracts are not due to multiple sclerosis. They occur mostly commonly as our eyes get older. Sometimes they can be the result of long-term exposure to steroids (with which some patients with MS are treated.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
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