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Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis: Introduction

Optic neuritis: Optic nerve inflammation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Optic neuritis is available below.

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Definitions of Optic neuritis:

WHAT: Optic neuritis. Optic Neuritis: the inflammation, degeneration, or demyelination of the optic nerve. WHY: Optic neuritis may be present in patients with sarcoidosis or Reiter's syndrome (rarely). HOW: Clinically, patients with optic neuritis present with sudden loss of central vision and pain on moving the eye. Opthalmoscopically there may be hyperemia of the optic disc and distention of the large retinal veins. At later stages the disk margins are blurred and may be slightly elevated simulating papilledema. REFS: Vaugn, D and Asbury, T: General Ophthamology, 8th edition, 1977. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Optic neuritis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Optic neuritis, or a subtype of Optic neuritis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Footnotes:
1. Robert E. Seller, Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints, 2000

 

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