Ophthalmology & Optometry/Early sign of Optic Nueritis

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Hi I'm currently being evaluated for Multiple Sclerosis.  I have an appt w/ a Neurologist coming up and also my eye doc.  Until then I was hoping you could answer my question.  My one eye has been twitching various times each day (just for a minute or two) for several months now (not stress related).  I was wondering if this could be and early sign Optic Neuritis which I know is a symptom of MS.  Also whenever I rub my eye or yawn it starts again (just for a minute) - which has me very curious.  thank you!

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Approximately 50% of those afflicted with MS will contract optic neuritis- an eye disease which manifests itself with the reduction in vision , A reduction in color perception ,and eye pain especially on Eye movement . Eye twitching however is not necessarily a sign or'symptom of optic neuritis or multiple sclerosis. Hope this helps.  Dr Berger  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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