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Retrobulbar neuritis

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Description of Retrobulbar neuritis

Retrobulbar neuritis: inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye; common in multiple sclerosis.
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Retrobulbar 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.
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Broader terms for Retrobulbar neuritis

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The following terms can be used for Retrobulbar neuritis

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Hierarchical classifications of Retrobulbar neuritis

The following list attempts to classify Retrobulbar neuritis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neuritis
  • inflammation,redness,rubor
  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

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