Podcast: Vision Problems in Parkinson’s
Wednesday, 24th April 2019
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.
Listen here to the webinar audio.