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Should optic neuritis last over 14wks? Dr says take ibuprofen and wait for scans but my eye hurts and sight getting worse again.Lost 15% sight already

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Optic Neuritis is

usually treated with intravenous steroid therapy.
Typically an MRI of the brain will assist with the diagnosis. Please call your Ophthalmologist regarding your continued eye pain and continued loss of vision. Therapy may stop or reverse the damage in many cases when treated in a timely fashion.

In brief: Optic Neuritis is

usually treated with intravenous steroid therapy.
Typically an MRI of the brain will assist with the diagnosis. Please call your Ophthalmologist regarding your continued eye pain and continued loss of vision. Therapy may stop or reverse the damage in many cases when treated in a timely fashion.
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Dr. Tamela Martin
You should be seen concurrently with a neurologist as well as having OCT (optical coherence tomography exams) to document and follow any optic nerve edema. Often the neurologists use newer agents-in lieu of steroids and coordinate diagnostic tests. If you have pseudotumor or particularly aggressive forms of MS you can retain optic nerve edema. Again-neurology coordination.
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