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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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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'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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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 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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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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Ophtamo couldn't find anything wrong, went in cause my vision fluctuates and colors change,he did blood sugar test ,even tested for optic neuritis?

Ophtamo couldn't find anything wrong, went in cause my vision fluctuates and colors change,he did blood sugar test ,even tested for optic neuritis?

2nd opinion: Time to get another opinion. Some symptoms are fleeting and not easily picked up in one visit. Dr. Milne is an excellent ophthalmologist in Silver Springs, MD. ...Read more

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Would my gp be able to tell me if my optic neuritis is getting better? I don't see my neuro for a while but have an unrelated appt. with my gp soon.

Would my gp be able to tell me if my optic neuritis is getting better? I don't see my neuro for a while but have an unrelated appt. with my gp soon.

Sure. Try GP.: While your GP may very well be familiar with optic neuritis and would be well able to perform a relevant examination, your GP obviously wouldn't have all the eye-examining toys that an Ophthalmologist would have. Therefore, the actual examination may be limited. ...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