If someone has optical neuritis, will they develop MS?

Sometimes. Optic neuritis is a common first condition for those later found out to have MS, but the first attack may be isolated and unrelated. Most will not do MS investigation until there is a second attack.
Varies, but. Statistically, the literature varies from 25% to 65-70% incidence. Best data from England: optic neuritis plus one brain MRI lesion becomes clinically definite MS in 85% of pts by 14 years. So, obtain serial MRI studies if in doubt.

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How much time does it take that optical neuritis get completely healed? Whether she has or doesn't have ms?

Optic Neuritis/ Optic neuritis usually resolves within six to eight weeks; never recovers 100%. This is independent of whether you have multiple sclerosis or not. Read more...
Some data. Best data I have seen involves usage of Acthar, ACTH in treatment of optic neuritis of all causes. About 92% improvement seen by 4 weeks after therapy initiated. Would expect similar outcome with intravenous methylprednisolone. Read more...
Varies. These conditions, especially when associated with MS are commonly treated with infused steroids. But each case is unique and the recovery can be days, weeks and sometimes months. There is no way to predict this with a given case. We try to get in early with the treatment and assume that the earlier, the more likely to get recovery but there are no hard rules. Read more...

How frequently is optic neuritis related to ms?

Infrequent. If optic neuritis alone without any MRI lesions otherwise, the risk of eventual ms is about 25%, so there is not a direct one to one risk. Regardless of the above, important to find out why one does have optic neuritis, and very important to treat asap to reverse the process. Read more...

What is a good treatment for someone who has optic neuritis in 1 eye due to ms? Is MS treatment meds enough or is it best to also add another for this

Steroids . Ms medications like tysabri (natalizumab) is not enough to treat current acute episode of optic neuritis. You need high dose IV or oral steroids for 5 days. Read more...
2 separate category. Optic neuritis would be classified as a relapse, and is best treated with EITHER intravenous Methylprednisolone or ACTHAR. The standard disease modifying agents are designed to prevent this, and should be continued even if a relapse occurs, but the more potent the med, the less relapses you will have. Tysabri (natalizumab) is the second most potent med on the market, currently. Read more...

I had a substance drip in my eye at work. It may have contained a type of anti-freeze... Diagnosed with uveitis and now optic neuritis. Dr.S don't seem to be listening. Being tested for MS and everything else. Simple research I have found says that my s

Anti-freeze . Anti-freeze is an irritant to the eyes and surrounding tissues. Anti-freeze is typically made up of ethylene glycol, which is minimally irritating to the eyes. There is no evidence to indicate that ethylene glycol is absorbed through the skin in quantities sufficient to cause systemic injury. After exposure to the eyes, flush with clean water for 10-15 minutes and seek the attention of your ophthalmologist, eye physician & surgeon. Based on what I have read, i think your uveitis and optic neuritis are likely unrelated to being splashed with anti-freeze. Read more...
Eye exposure. A topical exposure to anti-freeze would not cause optic neuritis. It could potentially cause an anterior uveitis if the injury was severe in nature. Continue to followup with an eye doctor. Read more...