Optic Neuritis: Overview

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Optic Neuritis, also known as retrobulbar neuritis, is an inflammation of the segment of the optic nerve just behind the eye. Normally, the inflammation involves only one eye. The condition can cause rapid vision loss and make eye movement painful.

About half of the episodes of optic neuritis go away in 2 to 8 weeks without treatment. However, relapses can occur, especially those cases caused by multiple sclerosis (MS). It has been estimated that approximately 55% of people with MS will have a bout with optic neuritis. Often, optic neuritis is the first symptom of MS.

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