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Can optic neuritis be caused by stress

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Possibly: Optic neuritis has a variable course, and can be "set off" by many different factors. Stress releases certain chemicals that have multiple effects, b... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably not: Child abuse, especially the shaken baby syndrome, causes significant damage in the eye, . Mostly retinal disruption with bleeding and loss of vision. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Shomer
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No: There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation. Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: Uv/ sun light do not cause optic neuritis.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Optic neuritis : No, optic neuritis can't be caused by UV light rays or sunlight. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve and is caused by multiple scler... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis can be an isolated finding, but is commonly associated with ms. Ms is believed to have an autoimmune etiology. Isolated optic neuritis ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Mostly demyelinating: There are multiple possible causes. While almost always demyelinating, other causes include lyme's disease, sle, sarcoidosis, and pseudotumor cerebrii... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis can leave permanent visual defects. Depending on the cuase of optic neuritis. Optic neuritis may improve quicker with steroid use. I... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
2nd opinion: Time to get another opinion. Some symptoms are fleeting and not easily picked up in one visit. Dr. Milne is an excellent ophthalmologist in Silver Sp... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not always: But, if there is but one MRI white matter lesion associated with optic neuritis, about 75% of pts have developed clinically definite ms by 14 years. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
No: Though optic neuritis might be the first presentation in someone who will develop ms, there are many times when it is simply optic neuritis. A thorou... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
MS: Many visual symptoms can occur with MS. What are you being treated with? Sometimes palinopsias/after images can occur in normal patients.

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