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Optic Neuritis

Inflammation of the optic nerve, which is a bundle of nerve fibers that carry information from the eyes to the brain, is called optic neuritis. The symptoms include eye pain, unilateral vision loss, loss of color vision, and seeing flashing lights. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease.

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Can I take steroids for my recent bout of optic neuritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient with a history of MS. I have had several bouts of optic neuritis, and I do not take steroids due to their awful side effects. However, I was recently admitted to a hospital for two weeks as I had lost feeling in my legs, accompanied by spasticity and walking issues. I was u...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I would not recommend taking another treatment with Solu-Medrol (Methylprednisolone), considering the short period of time since your last IV (intravenous) therapy. For this reason, I suggest you start with oral st...  Read Full »

My wife has vision issues despite normal tests. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife could not be able to see through her left eye. She has some pain near her eye like a headache, but there is no numbness or vomiting scenario. Now, her vision is at CF. We had our first visit before 10 days. The doctor did not find anything except the pressure is 29 and he suggeste...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not worry. In my opinion, there are two issues. One is Glaucoma and other is optic disc pathology. It can be a POAG, primary open angle glaucoma and the treatment is antiglaucoma medicine. If the pressure is normal and optic disc ...  Read Full »

How is cerebral infarction due to an emotional event treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 21-year-old sister got cerebral infarction because she talked to her father after 15 years, and big emotions were involved. One of her eye pupils became larger, and she could not see correctly. The doctor has done computed tomography (CT) and confirmed it was cerebral infarction. She i...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mention that your 21-year-old sister had cerebral infarction, she needs a complete evaluation to know the etiology of a stroke at the young age of 21 (young stroke). As you say, her pupil became large, and she could not see properly; such symptoms may suggest t...  Read Full »

Are my partner's wisdom tooth infection and eye problem connected?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner has been experiencing lack of focus in eyes (both), for about a week now. It is not double vision or seeing things, just not being able to focus on something especially letters and the smaller the harder for her to read no matter the distance. We went to an Ophthalmologist and...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that the wisdom tooth infection does not seem to be related to the eye problem, as the tooth lies in the lower jaw. I agree with the neurologist for a brain MRI in order to exclude optic neurons, although her symptoms ar...  Read Full »

Can work stress cause double vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I get double vision in my right eye. It happens only when I get stressed with work. I have had neuritis in my left eye for one year. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need a detailed history and a photo of your eye. Kindly answer me the following to help you better. Why you did not take any intravenous steroids for your left eye neuritis? Do you wear glasses? If so, what is the power? Do you have a photograph of your retina? Wha...  Read Full »

MOG IgG positive, and NMO IgG negative with vision problem. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) IgG positive, and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) IgG negative. Sudden problem in vision of one eye. Age 9 years, female. Treatment IVMP for five days. Please suggest the best possible treatment and please explain about the condition.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-antibodies are common in children with acute demyelinating syndromes (like optic neuritisin your case) with both monophasic and relapsing disease courses. MOG is myelin oligodendrocytes glycoprotein normally present on oligode...  Read Full »

Kindly explain about infantile hereditary optic atrophy.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was diagnosed with infantile hereditary optic atrophy when she was young. She is now 52. Can you provide me with some up-to-date information or a webpage that explains the disease, its symptoms, if it goes by any other name or is a symptom of another disease, etc? I can only f...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry about your wife, optic atrophy is an irreversible process and once the optic nerve has atrophied, there is nothing we can do. It is regarded as the end stage of the inflammatory process of the optic nerve called optic neuritis, optic neuropathy. Regar...  Read Full »

Is optic neuritis related to multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick off and on for over a year. Symptoms will come and go. However, just recently, I developed severe nerve pain and vision loss in one eye. It was that major symptom that made me get admitted to the hospital for four days. The retina specialist who last examined my eye and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am so sorry to known that happened to you. The symptoms that you suffer from and the MRI suggest that you have Optic neuritis. Many times (around 40%), optic neuritis are a forerunner for Multiple sclerosis, but in some cases, it only stays as isolated optic neuritis....  Read Full »

What is a neuromyelitis optica autoantibody test?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a difference in sensations on my left side, and I was advised to get an NMO test. Can you please give me more information regarding the test and my issue? Also, I am taking Solu Medrol medicine at present. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. NMO indicates neuromyelitis optica. It is a central nervous system disorder that primarily affects the eye nerves or optic neuritis and the spinal cord or myelitis. Blood for autoantibody NMO-IgG (immunoglobulin) ...  Read Full »

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