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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 (natalizumab) is the second most potent med on the market, currently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are treatments for optic neuritis ? Please tell me this is curable and my eyesight won't stay dull forever ..
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
I have optic neuritis (2 months about 90% vision returned). I now have a "sunburn" type feeling on my leg (skin isn't red). Could it be related?
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