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Is optic neuritis always caused by multiple sclerosis?

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In brief: Not always

But, if there is but one MRI white matter lesion associated with optic neuritis, about 75% of pts have developed clinically definite ms by 14 years.
In other words, you may need followup for a period of time if you have suffered optic neuritis. Find an experienced ms specialized neurologist and discuss your situation.

In brief: Not always

But, if there is but one MRI white matter lesion associated with optic neuritis, about 75% of pts have developed clinically definite ms by 14 years.
In other words, you may need followup for a period of time if you have suffered optic neuritis. Find an experienced ms specialized neurologist and discuss your situation.
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