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How Long Should Optic Neuritis Last
How long does optic neuritis last when there is no underlying cause? Is two weeks after diagnoses too late to start steroids?
Get treated: There is ALWAYS a cause for optic neuritis, and it should be treated. Best approach is to use intravenous methylprednisolone, or intramuscular ACTHAR. But if not treated, your outcome is likely permanent loss of vision. See ophthalmologist or neurologist and get this addressed ASAP ...Read more
I had optic neuritis in June 2014. January 2015 MRI still shows enhancement in optic nerve. How long will will my optic nerve appear like this?
Because of multiple sclerosis, I get optic neuritis every time I relapse. It normally doesn't take long to heal but I have had it now since december.?
If someone were to have optic neuritis would their vision return 100% back to normal in time?? And if so how long? I can't see with my other eye.
I had Scleritis and Keratitis for 6 months last year and was treated. Now I may have Optic Neuritis and an MRI is scheduled. What can cause all 3?
Common Dz for all 3?: There is no one single disease process that links all 3 of those problems together under one roof that I'm aware of. Scleritis and keratitis....sure, why not. But ON is a totally different entity and is really the sine qua non for demyelinating disorders such as MS and other problems; Devic's Disease, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with optic neuritis (possible MS) which has settled down the last few days. It not coming in my other eye. Should I see doc or wait?
Why do I need a brain and orbit MRI if I've not had optic neuritis and my last brain and spine MRI was ok? What are they looking for?
Progression: I am assuming you are dealing with ms? If you are, then the MRI is likely to monitor progression of lesions. If you did not have any lesions prior then they may be looking for new lesions that could suggest changes in disease progression or a lack of new lesions defining response to certain treatments. While I cannot say for sure without knowing more, that would be a normal course of action. ...Read more
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 variable loss of vision in one eye, pain with eye movement, for weeks to months followed by recovery. It can be the first event of MS or may be a one time event. Brain MRI taken at the time of optic neuritis can be valuable to gauge risk for future ms. ...Read more
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 considered, and in about 16-50%, depending on MRI lesions, of cases this could be secondary to multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis usually responds well to steroids. ...Read more
MS and idiopathic: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis - especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read more
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 Methylprednisolone or acth would also work, and oral steroids at high enough doses may reverse the visual loss. Other causes of optic neuritis exist but generally do not respond to steroids but some spontaneously improve by themselves. ...Read more
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 evaluate you and determine if there is an underlying problem. Some causes can be treated. ...Read more
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. This may progress to a field/altitudinal defect. The pupil may be dilated and sluggish to react to light. Loss of visual acuity varies from none to loss of perception of light. Good visual acuity is regained after the initial attack, with exceptions. ...Read more
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 other symptoms are apparent or an MRI abnormality is evident. Significant visual impairments are usually treated with high dose I.V. Methylprednisolone to enhance and speed recovery and reduce the severity of the injury, and reduce new symptoms. ...Read more
Uncommon: Optic neuritis (also called optic neuropathy) is due to inflammation of the main visual nerve behind the eye. Many cases are isolated and only occur once. A lot are associated with multiple sclerosis and may be the first happening in that condition. You should see your ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
Nerve inflamation: The optic nerve is the main cable carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. Optic neuritis is when this nerve gets inflamed and this usually lowers the vision in that eye. It frequently is spontaneous but can be caused by multiple sclerosis and certain drugs as a side effect. It is fortunately uncommon as it is a very unsettling condition. ...Read more
Optic neuritis: The main complication of optic neuritis is loss of vision. If the optic neuritis is associated with multiple sclerosis many 'complications' are possible. For a more detailed explanation, see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/optic_neuritis it may also be related to spinal cord disease, in neuromyelitis optica, in which case weakness or paralysis may also occur. There are also other causes. ...Read more
Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the nerve that delivers the information of sight. When the optic nerve is inflamed, it may be painful to move the eye and the vision is poor. The vision cannot be corrected with lenses.
Most often this condition occurs without a cause. Sometimes this is a symptom of MS. ...Read more
Probably: Optic neuritis is not contagious, nor is it work related or aggravated by work. If the status of the condition makes it visually difficult to do your work, you should hold off until it improves. Your work colleagues do not need to know of your condition unless the vision prevents work. ...Read more
MS and idiopathic: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement ; "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis - especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read more