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Optic Neuritis as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
From Julie Stachowiak, Ph.D., - Your Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

A Dramatic Symptom Which Usually Resolves
Many of us with multiple sclerosis (MS) have experienced vision-related symptoms, the most common one being optic neuritis. You could also have experienced optic neuritis and been told that you have a good chance of developing MS in the future.

You also coud be experiencing some bizarre problems with your vision and are currently trying to figure out what in the world is going on. Clearly, many things can cause problems with vision and that you should ALWAYS get your eyes checked if you are experiencing strange symptoms. If you have the following symptoms, you most likely have optic neuritis, which simply translates to “swelling of the optic nerve.” It is important to know that optic neuritis can have different causes (and approaches to treatment), so even if you have MS and are fairly confident that you have diagnosed yourself correctly, you must see your doctor.


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