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How come I have optic neuritis, but nobody else in the family has it?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Isolated case
Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve which disturbs vision in that eye, is usually from an unknown isolated cause or in association with multiple sclerosis.
Most cases are isolated, individual and do not have a genetic underpinning. So it does not run in families and you cannot spread it from yourself.

In brief: Isolated case
Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve which disturbs vision in that eye, is usually from an unknown isolated cause or in association with multiple sclerosis.
Most cases are isolated, individual and do not have a genetic underpinning. So it does not run in families and you cannot spread it from yourself.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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