Here is My Question:
I’ve recently found out that I have MS. I play college basketball. My only symptom right now is optic neuritis. For now, I’m not supposed to play basketball until I see a specialist in a couple of weeks. What are the chances I do or do not get to play college basketball again? Would they tell me that I can’t play anymore, or let me try and take it day by day?
Most cases of optic neuritis have a great recovery and you should be able to resume playing basketball very soon. You may have some problems with depth perception and tracking the moving ball as well as you did prior to your optic neuritis however.
I highly doubt you will be told you cannot play anymore.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW 7PHC
Washington, DC 20007
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