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I am suffering now from optic neuritis and it affected my right eye with a very big blind spot, will i suffer from MS in the future? How can I know?

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In brief: Statistics

Optic neuritis can be due to many causes, and MS is but one.
However, it may be the start of MS in about 60% of cases. Should get MRI of brain and eyes, and if one or more white matter lesions, this could increase risk to 80% by the next 14 yrs. Work closely with your doctor.

In brief: Statistics

Optic neuritis can be due to many causes, and MS is but one.
However, it may be the start of MS in about 60% of cases. Should get MRI of brain and eyes, and if one or more white matter lesions, this could increase risk to 80% by the next 14 yrs. Work closely with your doctor.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Unknown

Most with optic neuritis never develop ms.
I would see a neurologist for a complete evaluation if you are concerned.

In brief: Unknown

Most with optic neuritis never develop ms.
I would see a neurologist for a complete evaluation if you are concerned.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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