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is it possible for lupus to cause enlarged optic nerves?

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Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus-optic nerve: Lupus can cause optic neuritis or autoimmune inflammation of the optic nerve. Lupus can also cause optic neuropathy due to small blood vessel vasculitis. Both are serious and can compromise vision and both should be under the care of a good ophalmologist.
Answered on Jun 23, 2014

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