Photophobia in multiple sclerosis

Antonio Cortese, Antonella Conte, Gina Ferrazzano, Eleonora Sgarlata, Enrico Millefiorini, Marco Frontoni, Alfredo Berardelli

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Photophobia has never been investigated in MS.

METHODS: In this pilot study we used photosensitivity questionnaire assessment (PAQ) to evaluate tolerability to light in 73 MS patients and 62 healthy controls.

RESULTS: We identified a lower PAQ score and a higher number of photophobic subjects in MS than in controls. Moreover, clinical disability or previous optic neuritis did not predict the photosensitivity profile.

CONCLUSION: Further studies to investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying photophobia in MS are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalMultiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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