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Do a lot of people get optic neuritis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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