Lateral geniculate nucleus volume and visual pathway damage in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • People with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have reduced lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) volume with functional relevance, which can be identified on an individual level using conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Why this matters

  • Reduction in LGN volume is a potential marker for degeneration along the visual pathway in multiple sclerosis.