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How can you prevent optic atrophy if you have ms?

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Disease modifying therapies lessen the frequency and extent of immune cell attacks in the central nervous system.
However, optic atrophy can occur after a bout of optic neuritis, or even in the partner (uneffected) eye over time. Be sure to have your vision monitored routinely, including visual fields and also oct testing of the optic nerve.

In brief: See below

Disease modifying therapies lessen the frequency and extent of immune cell attacks in the central nervous system.
However, optic atrophy can occur after a bout of optic neuritis, or even in the partner (uneffected) eye over time. Be sure to have your vision monitored routinely, including visual fields and also oct testing of the optic nerve.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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In brief: Potent meds

The time has past for most of the self injectables and oral agents are rapidly replacing the interferons.
Would urge use of Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) or failing those ?Tecfidera plus Vitamin D supplements

In brief: Potent meds

The time has past for most of the self injectables and oral agents are rapidly replacing the interferons.
Would urge use of Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) or failing those ?Tecfidera plus Vitamin D supplements
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Optic atrophy

Aggressive treatment of the underlying ms is the only way to try to prevent flares of optic neuritis and resultant optic atrophy.

In brief: Optic atrophy

Aggressive treatment of the underlying ms is the only way to try to prevent flares of optic neuritis and resultant optic atrophy.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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