In this month’s Third Thursdays Webinar from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, our expert panellists addresses an often under-recognized Parkinson’s symptom — vision problems. Parkinson’s patient John Merchant joined Marta Fabrykowski, OD, FAAO, an optometrist at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS, an instructor in the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania, in a discussion moderated by Karen Jaffe, a member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council. During the webinar, they cover:
How dry eyes and impaired eye movement such as double vision and depth perception can be symptoms of Parkinson’s,
If DBS can relieve or worsen vision problems, and
How eye changes related to alpha-synuclein and eye movement could help track Parkinson’s progression.