Optic neuritis is defined as the inflammation of the optic nerve. This is the area where the bundle of nerve fibres send visual info to the brain. Common symptoms here include pain and temporary vision loss. Alongside, some individuals can also experience temporary colour problems and inability to differentiate between different colours. Flash vision issues also happen.
HOW IS OPTIC NEURITIS DIAGNOSED?
Based on these symptoms and ophthalmologist would examine the eyes and also do tests like Ophthalmoscopy and Pupillary light reaction test.
HOW IS OPTIC NEURITIS TREATED?
The most common medication here is Steroid treatment and with this some other injectable medicines are also given like Avonex, Rebif, etc. This helps in preventing consequences like multiple sclerosis, which are common with this disease.