Here is My Question:
I had an attack of optic neuritis in my left eye 1 year back, my eye specialist got all my tests done and reports were fine, a hint of inflammation, but it settled on its own.The brain scan (MRI) and vep test was also fine. Now again I am having this problem of optic neuritis in the same eye, I have no other symptoms. Is this MS? What treatment or test should I follow?
If you are having recurrent optic neuritis you should be seen by a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist to figure out the cause of the recurrent episode. This could be multiple sclerosis but other causes need to be ruled out (such as NMO or neurosarcoid).
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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