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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Optic Neuritis

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What to do for optic neuritis?

What to do for optic neuritis?

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

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 to do if I have optic neuritis?

What to do if I have optic neuritis?

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

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What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Usually painful loss of vision. You can find a good description here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/optic-neuritis/ds00882/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the complications of optic neuritis?

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

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Are there foods that are good for optic neuritis?

Are there foods that are good for optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: This is a very old question, which has been looked at in some detail. The answer is there is no specific food, or supplement or vitamin which is good for or prevents optic neuritis. ...Read more

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Please tell me what factors influences optic neuritis?

Please tell me what factors influences optic neuritis?

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

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Which foods are recommended for someone with optic neuritis?

Which foods are recommended for someone with optic neuritis?

Complex: Optic neuritis may be an isolated event, but a significant percent have this as a presenting sign of multiple sclerosis. If this is indeed the diagnosis, no harm in following a low fat swank diet. If this is isolated optic neuritis, no rationale to use any special foods. ...Read more

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How come I have optic neuritis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have optic neuritis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Isolated case: Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve which disturbs vision in that eye, is usually from an unknown isolated cause or in association with multiple sclerosis. Most cases are isolated, individual and do not have a genetic underpinning. So it does not run in families and you cannot spread it from yourself. ...Read more

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How to treat optic neuritis?

Steroids: Optic neuritis can be the initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but could be due to many other causes. Typically, best to use intravenous Methylprednisolone but acth would also work, and oral steroids at high enough doses may reverse the visual loss. But beware, if an MRI shows multiple lesions, as there is a potential need to confirm ms. ...Read more

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Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

No: There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation. Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease. ...Read more

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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