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Does optic neuritis occur in one or both eyes

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Neuroophthalmologist: It is important that this be evaluated by your closest neuro-ophthalmologist. There is treatment for this although cure is still elusive. Sometimes ... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Optic neuritis: Based on your history, you need to see an eye doctor and neurologist to evaluate yourself for serious neurologic disease.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
See an Eye Dr ASAP: Instead of worry, have an exam. It is the nly way to deal with this. If there's something wrong - they'll start the treatment process. If it's minor, ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unlikely: What you described does not fit with optic neuritis. Next time you see your doctor, mention this and may be request an evaluation by an ophthalmologis... Read More
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Just curious...: Why you are concerned specifically about optic neuritis? A female in her mid twenties might worry about this, for example, if there is a family histor... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Comments: If the correct testing is accomplished, you will get an answer, which will lead to appropriate interventions. Although many avenues could be pursued,... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Floaters: Floaters are generally not a symptom of optic neuritis. Vision loss and pain are far more common symptoms of that disorder.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: How is the other eye? Disability is awarded when the combined vision from both eyes is below certain standards that are set State by State and also F... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes it is normal : One eye can be more or less myopic than the other without being abnormal. Symptoms of optic neuritis involve pain, vision loss of color and flashing... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis,... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Analysis: Optic neuritis can be caused by multiple problems, but approximately 60% wind up as first sign of multiple sclerosis, and neurologist very appropriate... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Same eye is possible: Optic neuritis most commonly occurs once in a given eye for a lifetime. Only some are uncomfortable or painful. Recurrence makes a diagnosis of mult... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Optic neuritis.: A routine eye examination may miss a very early optic neuritis.

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