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New drive in York to raise awareness of muscular condition
11:00am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
A SERIES of events are planned to raise awareness of Ocular Myasthenia Gravis - a condition where muscles become easily tired and weak.
Myasthenia Gravis is due to a problem with how the nerves stimulate the muscles to contract and the muscles around the eyes are commonly affected first causing Ocular MG.
Awareness days are being held by the York branch of the Myasthenia Gravis Charity on October 12 in the foyer of Sainsbury’s, Monks Cross, and October 15 in the foyer of ASDA, Monks Cross.
Its chair Ron Middlemas said: “Opticians are very important in helping the public by recognising, when a person attends for a sight test, that they may have early signs on Ocular MG.
“I have had ocular MG for seven years and was diagnosed by an optician at York hospital eye clinic, enabling me to start medication quickly to avoid it getting worse and affecting other muscles in my body.“