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Over The Counter 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 is the second most potent med on the market, currently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are treatments for optic neuritis ? Please tell me this is curable and my eyesight won't stay dull forever ..
Numb head and extremities for over 2yrs dizzy and a pulse in my head only when I lay down BP perfect. Optic neuritis also. What could cause this?
Diagnosis of MS?: If you have a dx of MS then, your symptoms as you've stated are consistent with the clinical spectrum of things that people often complain about, however, if these are new symptoms and not part of your "normal" MS symptoms then, you may wish to be seen for a potential headache syndrome. An entity known as migrainous vertigo can produce similar symptoms but headaches are usually severe with those. ...Read more
Optic neuritis: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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