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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Optic Neuritis (Definition)

Optic neuritis is a condition in which there is swelling of the optic nerve, the main nerve in the eye. Common symptoms include having sudden reduced vision or loss of vision in the affected eye and pain upon moving the eye. Some causes of optic neuritis are various ...Read more


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What is a good treatment for someone who has optic neuritis in 1 eye due to ms? Is MS treatment meds enough or is it best to also add another for this

2 separate category: Optic neuritis would be classified as a relapse, and is best treated with EITHER intravenous Methylprednisolone or ACTHAR. The standard disease modifying agents are designed to prevent this, and should be continued even if a relapse occurs, but the more potent the med, the less relapses you will have. Tysabri (natalizumab) is the second most potent med on the market, currently. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for optic neuritis?

What is the treatment for optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis : treatment of optic neuritis is usually with intravenous steroids for three days which hastens recovery of vision but does not change visual outcome. Follow up with an ophthalmologist and neurologist are important to assure that the cause of the optic neuritis is properly identified and treatment for the underlying cause (for example multiple sclerosis in some cases) is initiated. ...Read more

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What are diet and treatments optic neuritis?

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 infections, and even arteritis. Successful treatment can be achieved via oral or intravenous steroids, or acth, and no dietary measures or supplements will work. Since this condition may presage a chronic process, need to evaluate cause fully. ...Read more

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Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

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 neuritis, you can benefit from some forms of treatment which are best managed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for optic neuritis?

What can be done for  optic neuritis?

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 mri. ...Read more

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How do you treat optic neuritis cases?

Optic neuritis: Anyone with optic neuritis should be under the care of an opthalmologist if possible. ...Read more

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What is the history of optic neuritis?

Short term for most: I am going to assume you mean its normal clinical course, not how it was discovered. On is an inflammation of the nerve that causes a rapid drop in vision and color discrimination over a few days with vision recovery in 2-3 weeks for most. Repeat episodes (as in ms) can cause incremental on damage and vision reduction. Iv or oral steroids are sometimes used to treat on. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis : The symptoms of optic neuritis are acute loss of vision in one eye and eye pain. An ophthalmologist can identify other signs including an abnormal pupil reaction, loss of color vision, visual field loss and abnormal optic nerve appearance. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more