New Diagnostic Test Proposed for Myasthenia Gravis
CORONADO, California — Ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials could be the basis of a new test for myasthenia gravis, according to the results of a recent study.
“We’re very excited because it’s a simple trick that kind of opens up a new door,” lead researcher Konrad Weber, MD, from University Hospital Zurich, told Medscape Medical News.
He presented the finding here at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2015 Annual Meeting.
Early intervention can slow or even stop the progress of myasthenia gravis; however, diagnosis can be difficult. Typically, eye dysfunction is the first manifestation of the disease, but eye muscles are hard to access for testing.