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What is optic neuritis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Visual nerve inflame

Optic neuritis is the name for inflammation of the optic nerve.
There can be a number of causes including multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as the condition arises.

In brief: Visual nerve inflame

Optic neuritis is the name for inflammation of the optic nerve.
There can be a number of causes including multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as the condition arises.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve.
This leads to decreased vision. The causes are varying from toxic agents to demylinating disease (ms). Needs to be seen in by an ophthalmologist, need to have an MRI and should have a neurologist in your team!

In brief: Inflammation

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve.
This leads to decreased vision. The causes are varying from toxic agents to demylinating disease (ms). Needs to be seen in by an ophthalmologist, need to have an MRI and should have a neurologist in your team!
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Optic neuritis

Symptoms include acute loss of vision often accompanied with eye pain. Can be caused by multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory systemic conditions such as arthritis. Usually treated with steroids.

In brief: Optic neuritis

Symptoms include acute loss of vision often accompanied with eye pain. Can be caused by multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory systemic conditions such as arthritis. Usually treated with steroids.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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