Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 papilledema

Definition:

  • papilledema - swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

The risk among the general population of contracting Multiple Sclerosis is approx 1 in 800.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is growing longer with every passing year, particularly with the advancement of medical science, new drugs and better care and understanding of the disease.... Read More