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I have an optic neuritis but a normal MRI scan. What does that mean?

I have an optic neuritis but a normal MRI scan. What does that mean?

Depends. : Assuming that the study was done with contrast and included the orbits, the absence of a certain type of lesion indicates that the neuritis is less likely to be due to multiple sclerosis. It is possible that the other findings of ms have not developed yet also. Overall, it is better to have a normal MRI scan than an abnormal one. ...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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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. ?

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. ?

Generic answer: To do this properly, suggest you schedule Concierge visit online so this can be fully analyzed. But am concerned about your basic disease modifying therapy, your current vision, and future status. All of this can be successfully treated with appropriate care. ...Read more

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I was anorexic for a year (Oct 2014-August 2015) and recovered but now suffer from daily hypoglycemia + optic neuritis. is it normal after ED?

I was anorexic for a year (Oct 2014-August 2015) and recovered but now suffer from daily hypoglycemia + optic neuritis. is it normal after ED?

Not normal: Optic neuritis is not a normal condition and that should be thoroughly investigated. I believe that is likely to be a mutually exclusive problem from the hypoglycemia. If you like to set up an appointment by live chat or webcam then, please go to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make an appointment in my virtual calendar. ...Read more

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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 .

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 .

Possibly: Many people regain nearly their full vision within 12 months of a bout of optic neuritis. However, people with optic neuritis should see their doctor (usually neurologist) for follow up (and likely an MRI) as this condition is frequently associated with multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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For people who are nearsighted, like myself, is it normal for one eye to be a little more myopic than the other, or does it indicate optic neuritis?

For people who are nearsighted, like myself, is it normal for one eye to be a little more myopic than the other, or does it indicate optic neuritis?

Yes it is normal : One eye can be more or less myopic than the other without being abnormal. Symptoms of optic neuritis involve pain, vision loss of color and flashing lights. If you are having any of these symptoms you should see your eye doctor and regular doctor since optic neuritis can be an indication of an autoimmune disorder like ms. ...Read more

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I had a bad case of optic neuritis in my eye a year ago w/ ms. I notice that pupil is almost always dilated larger still. Normal? Or cause for concern

I had a bad case of optic neuritis in my eye a year ago w/ ms. I notice that pupil is almost always dilated larger still. Normal? Or cause for concern

Yes: It is not that unusual to have a persistent pupillary abnormality following optic neuritis. Usually it is only detectable by someone performing a "swinging flashlight test" (usually an eye doctor) but sometimes can be seen by the patient or family member in normal light. ...Read more

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What is optic neuritis?

What is optic neuritis?

Visual nerve inflame: Optic neuritis is the name for inflammation of the optic nerve. There can be a number of causes including multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as the condition arises. ...Read more

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What is optic neuritis?

What is optic neuritis?

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

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Describe optic neuritis?

Describe optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve often caused by multiple sclerosis. The symptoms are a sudden decrease in vision in one eye usually associated with eye pain. This condition can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. ...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