A 25-year-old female asked:
Can you get optic neuritis without any pain. i have inflammation behind my eye ( my gp says ) and suspected ms. any other reason ms would cause inflammation behind your eye ?
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Neurology 54 years experience
The pain of acute optic neuritis can be variable, more often noted on eye motion. Proximal inflammation of optic nerve may be relatively pain free. Optic neuritis does not always mean MS, as a number of other entities must be considered, but depending on prior studies, about 60% of cases wind up "clinically definite MS".
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Answered May 18, 2022
Last updated May 18, 2022
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