Effect of saccadic eye movements on body sway in mildly affected people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Similar to healthy people, mildly affected people with MS (PwMS) control their posture in stationary eye fixation or eye movement conditions; both groups can use saccadic eye movements similarly to attenuate body sway.

Why this matters

  • Available data on whether mildly affected PwMS can control their posture as well as healthy controls are inconsistent, and how PwMS integrate postural and visual information is unclear.