What's the best treatment to get rid of optic neuritis?

Steroids. We use often steroids in the acute setting. Alternatives include also ivig and plasmapheresis. A detailed work up is necessary in order to prevent optic neuritis. Multiple sclerosis is often associated with optic neuritis and a preventive treatment approach is available.
Steroids. The most common cause of optic neuritis is demyelination, however there are several causes for demyelination. Its is important to determine the cause, lyme's disease, multiple sclerosis, a post infectious demyelination, sarcoidosis, etc. Treatment of the swelling associated with the demyelination is with IV steroids, but you also need to treat the cause , if there is a specific treatment .

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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...

Because of multiple sclerosis, I get optic neuritis every time I relapse. It normally doesn't take long to heal but I have had it now since december.?

Consult. Consult with us or your neurologist on best medicine regime to help the relapse and precedent more. New drugs help stabilize MS after initial dosing with Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) in certain patients. . Read more...
Generic answer. To do this properly, suggest you schedule Concierge visit online so this can be fully analyzed. But am concerned about your basic disease modifying therapy, your current vision, and future status. All of this can be successfully treated with appropriate care. Read more...

Do a lot of people get optic neuritis?

Uncommon. Optic neuritis (also called optic neuropathy) is due to inflammation of the main visual nerve behind the eye. Many cases are isolated and only occur once. A lot are associated with multiple sclerosis and may be the first happening in that condition. You should see your ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

Do lots of people get optic neuritis, or is it unusual?

Pretty uncommon. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve which usually temporarily causes marked decrease in vision and pain on eye motion. Most recover, and are isolated issues. With recurrence, the liklihood of multiple sclerosis as an underlying cause is quite probable. You should see a neuro-ophthalmologist for this condition. Read more...

Does optic neuritis ever get mistaken from glaucoma?

Hopefully not. Optic neuritis and glaucoma, in there end stages, could resemble each other. They occur in completely different ways, however. Glaucoma (chronic open angle) is slowly progressive, usually without symptom or apparent visual loss until late, and usually in older people. Optic neuritis usually has an acute loss of vision with subsequent recovery in younger people, and there may be pain. Read more...
Rarely. There are some aspects of these two diseases that are similar, but it is fairly simple for an ophthalmologist to differentiate these. Read more...