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Will optic neuritis kill me or make me blind?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not lethal

Optic neuritis will not cause mortality.
However, unless it spontaneously improves or if treatment given is effective, it might progress to visual deficit that can be severe and rarely blindness.

In brief: Not lethal

Optic neuritis will not cause mortality.
However, unless it spontaneously improves or if treatment given is effective, it might progress to visual deficit that can be severe and rarely blindness.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Optic neuritis can be a sign of multiple sclerosis or ms.
Ms can cause many physical changes that can be mild to severe it can also cause death. Thus an eye exam is really recommended.

In brief: Depends

Optic neuritis can be a sign of multiple sclerosis or ms.
Ms can cause many physical changes that can be mild to severe it can also cause death. Thus an eye exam is really recommended.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
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