About MS Eye CARE
Visionary Center to Combat Multiple Sclerosis Opens at the University of Houston
UH is joining the fifty year fight against Multiple Sclerosis in a big way!
The University of Houston University Eye Institute and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society have formed a first-of-its-kind alliance-the result is a UH-based clinic to evaluate the sight of adult and pediatric MS patients. MS Eye CARE (Multiple Sclerosis Eye Center for Analysis, Research and Education) a formal affiliate of the National MS Society, focuses on recognizing and studying the very early visual and eye movement findings relating to MS. The center is especially important for eye care professionals, who are often the first health care providers to see MS patients. Almost half of all MS cases show initial symptoms in the eyes.
Early diagnosis and correlating clinical and research findings is the mission of the team of board certified, fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologists who are co-directing the center, Rosa A Tang, M.D., F.A.A.O., M.P.H., M.B.A. (University of Houston) and Jade S. Schiffman, M.D., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.O. (UTMDACC). Dr. Laura Frishman, Associate Dean of Research at the University Eye Institute heads the research mission. With the chances of the early signs being easily overlooked, MS Eye CARE is setting out to aid health care professionals in early diagnosis of the disease by blending clinical care, electrophysiological (VEP and Multi-focal VEP) and other testing (OCT and GDx for example).
MS Eye CARE is combating the disease with early diagnosis, leading to rapid implementation of medication to forestall the progression of the disease. Additionally MS Eye CARE can help patients seriously affected by the disease with visual disabilities including double vision and nystagmus in addition to patients with severe vision loss who can be helped by the on site Center for Sight Enhancement, with a number of visual aids.
MS Eye CARE collaborates with the medical facilities that include the Maxine Mesinger MS Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's MS group, Texas Children's Hospital, UT- MD Anderson Cancer Center and a host of independent neurologists caring for MS patients.
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Dr. Rosa A. Tang, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas, P.L.L.C.
Co-Director of MS Eye CARE
Dr. Jade S. Schiffman, M.D.
Former Director of Neuro-Eye Diagnostic, P.A.
Currently full-time Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuro-Oncology and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as of September 1 of 2006.
Contact - MS Eye CARE
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University of Houston
4901 Calhoun Rd
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Houston, Texas 77204-2020
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