How do optic neuritis attacks affect the physical shape and appearance of the impacted eye?
The way we used to teach medical students about optic neuritis is through the following paraphrased quote from our textbooks, “The patient sees nothing out of the eye and you see nothing abnormal when examining the eye.”
What this means is that there is no visible change to the eye. There may be swelling to the optic nerve head when the doctor looks at the retina with his ophthalmoscope, but this is temporary and not externally visible to anyone.
--Rip Kinkel, MD
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