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Optic Neuritis

Optic Neuritis - What it is

Optic neuritis is a potentially blinding inflammatory condition of the optic nerve. 

The inflammation occurs when the immune system of one's body attacks the optic nerve or its covering (myelin sheath). Optic neuritis is a broad term describing a condition which can be caused by a wide range of underlying diseases.


Swollen right optic disc in a patient
with bilateral optic neuritis

Swollen left optic disc in a patient
with bilateral optic neuritis

Right Visual field defect in the same patient
at the time of presentation

Left visual field defect in the same patient
at the time of presentation

 Resolution of right optic disc swelling
in the same patient two weeks later

Resolution of left optic disc swelling
in the same patient two weeks later

 

Optic Neuritis - Symptoms

Optic Neuritis - How to prevent?

Optic Neuritis - Preparing for surgery

Optic Neuritis - Post-surgery care

Optic Neuritis - Other Information

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