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Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Inflammation: The optic nerve becomes inflamed and results in decreased vision, pain on motion of the eye and faded color vision. A variety of causes may be consid ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
33 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Steroids: Optic neuritis may be the initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but could be due to many other causes.Commonly it is treated with intravenous Methylpred ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: There are several possible causes for this but the most likely is one episode with no cause. Your best bet is to find a neuro-ophthalmologist who can ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Steroids: Intravenous or oral steroids can be used, and acth may also help. Need to start asap. Important to consider that this could be early ms and get an m ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Optic neuritis: Anyone with optic neuritis should be under the care of an opthalmologist if possible.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hunter
32 years experience Neurology
It's complicated: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of one or both eye nerves causing changes in vision. It is almost always part of multiple sclerosis, whether or not ... Read More
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