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What's the best treatment to get rid of optic neuritis?

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Steroids: The most common cause of optic neuritis is demyelination, however there are several causes for demyelination. Its is important to determine the cause, lyme's disease, multiple sclerosis, a post infectious demyelination, sarcoidosis, etc. Treatment of the swelling associated with the demyelination is with IV steroids, but you also need to treat the cause , if there is a specific treatment

Answered 1/11/2016

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Dr. Marcel Hungs answered

Specializes in Neurology

Steroids: We use often steroids in the acute setting. Alternatives include also ivig and plasmapheresis. A detailed work up is necessary in order to prevent optic neuritis. Multiple sclerosis is often associated with optic neuritis and a preventive treatment approach is available.

Answered 6/24/2015

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