Table 1: Descriptive statistics of MS and control group.

Control groupMS group

𝑁 3528
Mean age in years (±SD)38.88 (11.65)43.46 (9.08)
Gender15 female
20 male
23 female
5 male
Number excluded21
Average RNFL SD-OCT (micrometer ± SD)98.59 (6.74)88.80 (17.39)
Average RNFL TD-OCT (micrometer ± SD)100.67 (8.88)90.91 (18.09)
Number of eyes with optic neuritisn/a14 (26%)
Number of patients with SPMSn/a3 (11%)
Mean EDSS (SD)n/a2.8 (1.6)
Mean disease duration in months (SD)n/a83.12 (83.67)
On disease-modifying therapyn/a52% (14/27)