Optic neuritis

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Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the nerve that carries the visual signal from the eye to the brain.  The condition may cause sudden, reduced vision in the affected eye(s). While the cause of optic neuritis is unknown, it has been associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, multiple sclerosis, drug toxicity and deficiency of vitamin B-12. Vision often returns to normal within 2-3 weeks without treatment. In some cases, corticosteroids are given to speed recovery. If known, the underlying cause should be treated.
 

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The Transverse Myelitis Association

Our Mission is- -To support and advocate for individuals and their families diagnosed with rare neuro-immunologic disorders of the central nervous system -To promote awareness and to empower patients, families, clinicians and scientists through education programs and publications -To advance the scientific understanding of and therapy development for these rare disorders by supporting the training of clinicians-scientists dedicated to these rare diseases and by supporting basic and clinical research. OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THESE RARE NEURO-IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Optic neuritis" for support, advocacy or research.

The Transverse Myelitis Association

Our Mission is- -To support and advocate for individuals and their families diagnosed with rare neuro-immunologic disorders of the central nervous system -To promote awareness and to empower patients, families, clinicians and scientists through education programs and publications -To advance the scientific understanding of and therapy development for these rare disorders by supporting the training of clinicians-scientists dedicated to these rare diseases and by supporting basic and clinical research. OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THESE RARE NEURO-IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS

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Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Physician Network

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Optic neuritis" returned 234 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of magnetic resonance imaging and visual evoked potential in management of optic neuritis.
 

Author(s): Suha Mikail Al-Eajailat, Mousa Victor Al-Madani Senior

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To report our experience in management of patients with optic neuritis. The effects of brain magnetic resonance imaging and visual evoked potential on management were investigated.

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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Clinical profile and short-term outcomes of optic neuritis patients in India.
 

Author(s): Rohit Saxena, Swati Phuljhele, Vimla Menon, Shailesh Gadaginamath, Ankur Sinha, Pradeep Sharma

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar;62(3):265-7.

 

To evaluate the clinical profile and short-term visual outcome of optic neuritis (ON) patients in India.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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Evaluation of contrast sensitivity measurements after retrobulbar optic neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Marta Owidzka, Michal Wilczynski, Wojciech Omulecki

Journal: Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.. 2014 Apr;252(4):673-7.

 

The evaluation of contrast sensitivity is an important additional examination that allows the physician to achieve the full picture of a patient's quality of vision. In low-contrast conditions, more discrete visual dysfunctions may be revealed, which could be overlooked in high-contrast tests.

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2014

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The terms "Optic neuritis" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Optic neuritis in pediatric population: a review in current tendencies of diagnosis and management.
 

Author(s): Rafael José Pérez-Cambrodí, Aránzazu Gómez-Hurtado Cubillana, María L Merino-Suárez, David P Piñero-Llorens, Carlos Laria-Ochaita

Journal: J Optom. ;7(3):125-30.

 

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve and may be related to different systemic conditions. The clinical presentation of this pathology usually includes sudden loss of visual acuity (VA) which may be unilateral or bilateral, visual field restriction, pain with eye movements, ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2014

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Comprehensive review of ocular angiostrongyliasis with special reference to optic neuritis.
 

Author(s): Ying Feng, Yukifumi Nawa, Kittisak Sawanyavisuth, Zhiyue Lv, Zhong-Dao Wu

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2013 Dec;51(6):613-9.

 

Angiostrongyliasis, caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection, is a food-borne parasitic disease. Its larvae evoke eosinophilic inflammation in the central nervous system, but can also cause pathological changes in the eyes. Among ocular angiostrongyliasis cases, the incidence ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2014

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New-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus and anti-aquaporin-4 antibody positive optic neuritis associated with type 1 interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C.
 

Author(s): Tomoya Kawazoe, Manabu Araki, Youwei Lin, Masafumi Ogawa, Tomoko Okamoto, Takashi Yamamura, Masato Wakakura, Miho Murata

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(18):2625-9.

 

A 60-year-old woman developed type 1 diabetes mellitus and anti-aquaporin-4 antibody positive optic neuritis during type 1 interferon therapies for chronic hepatitis C. The diabetes mellitus was elicited by interferon-α plus ribavirin therapy, while the optic neuritis was induced ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 24 Feb 2015

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Lipoic Acid as a Treatment for Acute Optic Neuritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Optic Neuritis

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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Neuroprotection With Phenytoin in Optic Neuritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Optic Neuritis; Multiple Sclerosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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