Here is My Question:
After being diagnosed with Open Angle Glaucoma for 10 years, I've recently found out that I do not have it. There is a situation with my optic nerves, that a Glaucoma Specialist seems to think it's an affect from multiple sclerosis. I was told years ago that I had MS but never sought treatment for it. I went to a neurologist and he scheduled an MRI. He also did blood work. I couldn't proceed with the MRI, so I'm waiting to obtain an appointment with open MRI. In the meantime, my labs are back and I tested positive for JCV ANTIBODIES. My level is 3.45. Can you explain this information to me? I am in a panic and very nervous as to what this means.. Thank you.
You have asked several different questions which I will try to address:
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO),Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinics and MS/Neuro-immunology Fellowship Director
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
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