Overview

Optic neuritis (ON) is a condition in which your optic nerve (the nerve that carries visual information from your eye to your brain) becomes inflamed. Inflammation causes vision loss-although usually in only one eye. As you recover and the inflamm[read article]

Tests for Optic Neuritis

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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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Pupillary Reflex Test
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Visual Evoked Potential
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A color vision test, also known as the Ishihara color test, measures your ability to tell the difference among colors. If you do not pass this test, you may have po...  More
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A visual acuity test is an exam that determines how well you can see the details of a word or symbol from a specific distance away. There are several different type...  More
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Optical Coherence Tomography
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Medical Procedures for Optic Neuritis

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Watchful Waiting
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Prescribed Medications for Optic Neuritis

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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Self Care for Optic Neuritis

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Supportive Care
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Observation
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