OPTIC NEURITIS

Optic NeuritisOptic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve. Your optic nerve is responsible for carrying visual signals back to your brain for sight.

Patients typically are concerned with a sudden change in vision and occasionally a discomfort when moving their eyes. Optic neuritis may be a sign of multiple sclerosis or possible infection of the meninges (covering of your brain/spinal cord), so if you experience these symptoms, it is important you contact your Middlesex Eye Physicians ophthalmologist immediately.

Your ophthalmologist may perform tests in the office such as a visual field to see if there are visual disturbances related to optic nerve inflammation. You may be scheduled for an MRI of your orbits and head and/or blood tests for diagnosis.

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As with any sudden change in your vision, you must contact your Middlesex Eye Physicians ophthalmologist for evaluation.