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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Which type: Optic ? vestibuar? etc?

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Inflammation: Neuritis is a word used by physicians to explain pain and inflammation of a nerve. Cranial neuritis usually applies to a nerve exiting the skull whic ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hunter
32 years experience in Neurology
Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve rela ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Nerve Inflammation: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with sensory loss and pain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Vision deficit: Optic neuritis is caused by inflammation or disturbance of the main nerve of vision leading from the eye to the brain. Sometimes it is painful as wel ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Shomer
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation. Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Floaters: Floaters are generally not a symptom of optic neuritis. Vision loss and pain are far more common symptoms of that disorder.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience in Neurology
See below: Optic neuritis is due to inflammation and damage of the insulation material around the nerve behind the eye ball (optic nerve). This results in varia ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Pain,visual loss: Pain is usual in the affected eye and is aggravated by eye movement. Visual loss is commonly progressive, though initially it is blurring of vision. T ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examinati ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Optic neuritis: Neuropathy is damage to the nerve, i.e. Vascular oclusion or trauma. Neuritis is inflamation to the optic nerve.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Steroids: Once confirmed, need to start steroids asap, preferably intravenous methylprednisolone, but oral if sufficient amounts can be taken. A brain MRI is n ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no tr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Some time the person may not have a severe optic neuritis, or may have a mild symptom that is over looked by the patient. On occasion, on a routine e ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Headache!: Vestibular migraine is rare but headache is a prominent feature
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neuritis: Extremely unlikely to be contagious.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Brachial Neuritis: Brachial neuritis is when there is inflamation or irritation to a nerve or nerve root. The inciting agent can be a disc herniation infection or somet ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Creps
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Not likely withdrawa: If your taper occurred from 1 mg to 0.5 mg, try adding 0.25 mg, but since you only took it once a day, withdrawal is unlikely.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience in Pain Management
Location: Both nerves have predictable locations that they supply sensation that typically can be determined by a history and physical.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Brachial neuritis: Brachial neuritis is an inflammation in the nerves in your shoulder that control your arm and hand function. Depending on the severity of the inflamma ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: You were either born with it or the damage has already occurred. It can not be reversed.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Almost never: Sometimes you can get lucky, and some of the optic nerve dysfunction is due to swelling, and when the swelling resolves, the vision improves. Thats th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lowered vision: Optic neuritis is a disturbance of the nervous output from the retina to the brain due to inflammation and sometimes vascular insult to the optic nerv ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unrelated: The only current transplant is corneal transplantation. There is no way to transplant a whole eye or any part of the eye nerves. If you have optic n ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Optic neuritis: Anyone with optic neuritis should be under the care of an opthalmologist if possible.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hopefully not: Optic neuritis and glaucoma, in there end stages, could resemble each other. They occur in completely different ways, however. Glaucoma (chronic open ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience in Neurosurgery
Symptomatically: In the early stages just anti nausea and anti dizzy medications. The acute effects usually go away after a few days.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: The prednisone is actually decreasing the inflammation around the nerve. Once you are done with the prescription the pain should not return.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hunter
32 years experience in Neurology
Vestibular neuritis: Usually low dose corticosteroids prednisone/methylprednisolone are used to speed recovery. To treat the vertigo, Meclizine or a benzodiazepine, like l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Complex ISSUES: Optic neuritis is an acute inflammation of the optic nerve caused by multiple sclerosis in a majority of cases, but also neuromyelitis optica, viral i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Injection: Although the pain of greater occipital neuritis can respond to analgesic meds, I have found that localized nerve blocks, even local cortisol may rever ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Steroids: The most common cause of optic neuritis is demyelination, however there are several causes for demyelination. Its is important to determine the cause, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Isolated case: Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve which disturbs vision in that eye, is usually from an unknown isolated cause or in association wit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Please be calm: If you have been diagnosed with optic neuritis and are worried about whether you already have ms, vs. The risk of developing it, these are questions t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably: Optic neuritis is not contagious, nor is it work related or aggravated by work. If the status of the condition makes it visually difficult to do your ... Read More
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