Optic Neuritis is the inflammation of the optic nerve. This is the nerve that is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eyes to the brain. The common symptoms include pain and temporary vision loss. The condition typically affects one eye.
HOW IS OPTIC NEURITIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be done by an ophthalmologist who will perform a routine eye exam followed by a detailed ophthalmoscopy as well as pupillary light reaction test. These will help in understanding the stimulations that the eye is reacting to, and also in measuring whether or not the reactions are normal.
HOW IS OPTIC NEURITIS TREATED?
The treatment of the condition may be done with the intravenous administration of steroids as well as drugs that will help in preventing multiple sclerosis in the brain that may be caused due to brain lesions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people are able to regain their normal vision within a year after this disorder.