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What is optic neuritis?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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In brief: Optic neuritis

Optic nerve inflammation, frequently caused by multiple sclerosis, but can be associated with other systemic inflammatory diseases.

In brief: Optic neuritis

Optic nerve inflammation, frequently caused by multiple sclerosis, but can be associated with other systemic inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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In brief: Inflammation

The optic nerve becomes inflamed and results in decreased vision, pain on motion of the eye and faded color vision.
A variety of causes may be considered, and in about 16-50%, depending on MRI lesions, of cases this could be secondary to multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis usually responds well to steroids.

In brief: Inflammation

The optic nerve becomes inflamed and results in decreased vision, pain on motion of the eye and faded color vision.
A variety of causes may be considered, and in about 16-50%, depending on MRI lesions, of cases this could be secondary to multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis usually responds well to steroids.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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