Impact of socioeconomic status on retinal neurodegeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal study

Takeaway

  • This longitudinal study in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that socioeconomic disparity was correlated with higher rates of progressive visual outcomes and a higher risk of new comorbidities.

Why this matters

  • Socioeconomic disparity has been associated with poorer outcomes in MS.

  • Socioeconomic status (SES) is impacted by several factors such as financial, educational and occupational factors, which need to be explored for their potential impact on MS disease progression.

  • The impact of SES indicators on MS disease progression using sensitive markers such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) need to be studied.