ME Association Summary Research Review: Vision Impairment in M.E. | 05 March 2018


By Charlotte Stephens 5th March 2018

A research group at the University of Leicester has recently reported the results of a new study examining visual impairment:

Restricted Spatial Windows of Visibility in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Authors: Nadia S. Ahmed, Irene Gottlob, Frank A. Proudlock and Claire V. Hutchinson.

The ME Association is very grateful to Dr Claire Hutchinson (Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour at the University of Leicester) and lead researcher on the above study, for the valuable insights she has lent to this summary research review.

Dr Claire Hutchinson:

“[The visual problems in M.E.] represent distinct, quantifiable, clinical features that could significantly improve diagnosis, provide insights into underlying pathology and represent a candidate for treatment.

“Over the last 3 years, we have been studying these vision-related problems in more detail. Although our research programme is in its infancy, we hope that our findings will go some way to helping people with M.E.”

Read the full review online or as a download

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